Election preps for November 6th

Mississippi voters will be casting their ballots within the next three months, deciding who will represent them on a local, state, and national level.

The November 6th general and special election is still more than two months away, but a lot of work goes on behind the scenes before the big ballot casting day. Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner said, “It’s approaching pretty fast. We’re getting the ballots ready now. The absentee voting begins on Monday, September 24th runs for 45 days.”

Absentee voting will take place from September 24th to November 3rd and the voter registration deadline for the November 6th election is October 8th. Ladner expects a good turnout. “In addition to the judicial candidates that will be on the ballot, we have the race for U.S. House of Representatives, we have school boards for districts three and four. We have the special election for U.S. Senate which I think will be a big draw for the turn out in this election. In addition, Harrison County will have a school bond issue which will be another special election on the ballot for November 6th,” said Ladner.

If you need to change your address you have until October 8th to do so. For those who live in Harrison County there is a new texting tool where you can get up to date election information. “We wanted to be able to get information directly to our voters. This year, we started the ‘reach a voter’ tool. You can simply text ‘vote 2018’ to 70000 and you will receive updates from the circuit clerk’s office regarding dates, candidates, just important information regarding the election.”

If you need to know where to vote, where your precinct is, check your voter registration card, go to your county’s website or call you circuit clerk’s office and they will look it up for you. The dates and deadlines apply to all coastal counties.

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