Miss. special elections still set for Tuesday

By The Associated Press

Miss. special elections still set for Tuesday

JACKSON — A spokesman says Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will decide Monday whether to delay Tuesday’s special elections because of wintry weather.

Voters in the northern one-third of the state will choose a transportation commission. Those in parts of Lee and Pontotoc counties will choose a state senator, and those in parts of Harrison county will choose a state representative.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Sunday that the elections are still scheduled to happen Tuesday unless he’s ordered to change them.

Barbour spokesman Dan Turner says the governor will make a decision Monday, based on whether roads are expected to be clear Tuesday. Sleet and snow blanketed parts of Mississippi Sunday.

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