By NEMS Daily Journal
While voting for president today, Northeast Mississippians also will decide whether to re-elect their first-term congressman and give their incumbent senator his first full six-year term.
They’ll also decide who will fill a seat soon to open on the Mississippi Supreme Court.
And in most counties, at least some voters will mark choices in competitive school board and election commissioner races.
The ballot will be a lot shorter than last year’s state and county elections, but it still contains a variety of important races besides president. They include:
• U.S. Senate – Incumbent Republican Roger Wicker of Tupelo faces Democrat Albert N. Gore Jr. of Starkville. Wicker was appointed to a Senate vacancy and won a special election in 2008 for an abbreviated four-year term. He seeks a full six-year term in this election. Also on the ballot are Everett Cramer of the Constitution Party and Shawn O’Hara of the Reform Party.
• U.S. House – First-term Republican Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo is challenged for the 1st District seat by Democrat Brad Morris of Oxford as he seeks a second two-year term. Also on the ballot are Libertarian Danny Bedwell, Jimmy Ray Bourland of the Constitution Party and Chris Potts of the Reform Party.
• State Supreme Court – Richard “Flip” Phillips of Batesville and Josiah Coleman of Toccopola square off to replace retiring Justice George Carlson of Batesville in the Northern District.
Other parts of the state will have their own congressional and state Supreme Court races.
Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
You must be a registered voter to participate.
No voter identification is required this election.
You may split your votes among party and non-party candidates in various races any way you choose.
For latest election results, visit djournal.com.