With all polling locations now closed, Mississippi voters are anxiously awaiting to see who will lead the state for the next four years. As the numbers come in, this article will be updated with live results for all statewide and legislative races. If any of the below races do not result in a candidate reaching the 50 percent benchmark, runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
In what could be the closest governor’s race in over two decades, incumbent Republican Gov. Tate Reeves faces Democratic challenger Brandon Presley. Gwendolyn Gray, an independent candidate who withdrew from the race last month, was still listed at polls since she dropped out after the first ballot was printed.
Incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann faces Democratic challenger D. Ryan Grover after Hosemann took down State Sen. Chris McDaniel in the primary election.
Incumbent Republican Lynn Fitch faces Democratic challenger Greta Kemp Martin after both ran unopposed in the primary election.
Secretary of State
Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Michael Watson faces a late addition to the race in Ty Pinkins after original Democratic challenger Shuwaski Young dropped out due to health concerns.
After both ran unopposed in the primary election, incumbent Republican State Auditor Shad White faces Democratic challenger Larry Bradford.
Incumbent Republican David McRae faces Democratic challenger Addie Lee Green after both ran unopposed in the primary election. The two also faced off in the 2019 election with McRae winning by over 20 points.
Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce
Incumbent Republican Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson faces Democratic challenger Robert Bradford after Gipson ran unopposed in the primary election.
Incumbent Republican Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, the longest-standing elected official in Mississippi, faces Democratic challenger Bruce Burton.
Public Service Commission
There is just one contested race for the three-member public service commission and that is in the central district between incumbent Republican Brent Bailey and Democratic challenger State Rep. De’Keither Stamps. In 2019, Bailey defeated Stamps by less than one percent, making for a highly-anticipated rematch.
The northern district, left open by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brandon Presley, was secured by outgoing State Rep. Chris Brown after he won a contested Republican primary. The southern district was won by a new face in Republican Nelson Carr, who defeated incumbent Dane Maxwell in the primary election. Neither Brown nor Carr has a Democratic challenger in the general election.
Two of three spots for the three-member transportation commission are contested, with Democratic incumbent Willie Simmons being challenged by Republican Ricky Pennington in the central district and outgoing State Rep. Charles Busby being challenged by independent candidate Steven Griffin in the southern district.
As for the northern district, incumbent Republican John Caldwell is unopposed and will by default move into a second term.
House and Senate races
As over 80 percent of legislative candidates have no major-party opposition in the general election, there are still some races worth watching. The drop-down menus below can be used to find district-by-district results.