In one week, voters will be taking part in the 2019 Primary Election. With offices like governor and secretary of state on the ballot, voters are sure to turn out.
Those candidates on the ballot must gain a 50 percent plus one percent of the vote in order to advance directly into the General Election and avoid a runoff. The general election is set for November 5th.
Primary elections are a bit different though in that you can only vote for one party. Once you get to your polling location on Tuesday the worker will give you either Republican or Democrat.
You might also want to check to make sure your polling location hasn’t changed. Harrison County Deputy Circuit Clerk Jennifer Smith said, “You’re choosing who is going to go to the General Election. It is very important that your candidate is on the ballot. You want them to get to the General Election. It is very important to come out and vote. You want to have that opportunity to express who you are, what your beliefs are, or who you choose to have in office that follows your beliefs.”
If you can’t make it out Tuesday, absentee ballots are happening now at circuit clerk’s offices. All they ask if that you bring a valid excuse and must fill out an application.
You can do this until Saturday from 8 to 12 and each weekday from 8 to 5 while the office is open.