Runoff elections today in Northeast Mississippi

Q: What are the voting times today?
A: Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Q: Who will be on the ballots?
A: Tuesday’s elections are party runoffs between the top two vote-getters in the May 5 races that did not have an outright winner. Independent candidates will not be on the ballots; they will run in the June 2 general election.
Q: Can I vote Tuesday even if I didn’t vote in the May 5 primary?
A: Yes, as long as you are registered. You may vote in primary of your choice.
Q: If I voted in one party’s primary on May 5, am I able to vote in the other party’s runoff Tuesday?
A: No. State law prohibits crossover voting. If you voted in the Democratic primary on May 5, then on Tuesday you also must also vote in the Democratic primary runoff. Likewise, if you voted in the Republican primary on May 5, then Tuesday you must also vote in the Republican primary runoff.

Q: Can voters get assistance at the polling place?
A: In certain cases, yes. According to state officials, only voters who are blind, physically disabled or unable to read or write are eligible to receive voter assistance and then, only after the voter has verbally requested such assistance.
Q: Who is allowed to help a voter?
A: According to state Attorney General Jim Hood, state law says assistance may be provided by anyone of the voter’s choosing, except his employer or union representative.


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