JACKSON, MISS– Today, Mississippi is one of four states going through the process of narrowing the playing for this year’s presidential election.
For the republican ticket, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich remain on the ballot.
For the democratic ticket, it’s down to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Today when you head to the polls, you’re part of a nationwide movement to slowly select the next president of the United States, however; that movement has a different method in every state.
“Under the constitution, the federal government doesn’t control the electoral process, it’s controlled by the states,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, “and it should be controlled by the states. That’s why we have voter ID here.”
Hosemann says that while other states were against the idea of having voters show ID at the polls, Mississippi has embraced it, and nearly 100% of voters have and ID on them when they go to vote.
Today, 40 delegates are up for grabs in Mississippi, and the winner of the state is determined by whoever got the most delegates. 150 delegates are available between Mississippi, Idaho, Hawaii and Michigan.
The polls are open from 7am to 7pm, and News Mississippi will update you with the numbers.