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Important voter info ahead of runoff elections

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On November 27th Mississippi will vote for who will represent them not just in the Senate, but in the State House and in the Courtroom.

At the top of the ballot is a state-wide runoff race for a U.S. Senate seat between Incumbent Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and former USDA Secretary Mike Espy.

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In the state house race, Jeffery Harness and JoAnn Collins-Smith will face off against each other for the  HD 31 seat that includes Bolivar, Humphreys, Sunflower, and Washington counties. The seat was held by Representative Sara Richardson Thomas.

HD 85 covers portions of Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, and Warren Counties and candidates Barbara Brooks and Shannon Brown are in the runoff to take over the seat formerly held by Representative America “Chuck” Middleton. Both Middleton and Thomas retired after more than 20 years of service in the House.

In addition, four Mississippi Court of Appeals Judicial candidates are in a runoff for two seats along with 10 chancery court judge seats, as well as, four Circuit Court Judge placements across the state.

“We had a great turnout on Election Day and we are hoping to see a repeat on November 27,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said.  “The only way for your vote not to count is if you do not cast it.”

Hosemann’s office said, as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, there were 25,832 absentee ballots requested for the runoff election. This is comparable to 25,395 that were requested during the 2014 midterms.

To find out what your ballot will look like and where your polling place is, visit the Secretary of State’s website. 

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