Municipal Primary Elections will be held on Tuesday, April 6th. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot.
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office will have observers in precincts across the state. Problems at the polls observed by State observers or otherwise reported to the Elections Division will be referred to the authorities, including the Attorney General’s Office or appropriate District Attorney’s Office. The Secretary of State’s Office has no enforcement authority to resolve problems.
Here are a few important things to keep in mind:
- If you’re not sure where your polling place is located, contact your Municipal Clerk’s Office for directions.
- Remember, voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. A voter without an acceptable form of photo identification is entitled to cast an affidavit ballot. An affidavit ballot may be counted if the voter provides an acceptable form of photo identification to the Municipal Clerk’s Office within five business days after the election.
- It is against the law to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.
- Polling places should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except election officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.
- You cannot take pictures of your marked ballot.
- Voters are encouraged to practice good hygiene and follow CDC guidelines at the polls.