November 27th runoff election
In two weeks, voters will once again line up at the polls in South Mississippi to cast their ballots in the November 27th runoff election.
Voters won’t be heading to the polls for another two weeks, but Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner and her staff are busy preparing behind the scenes for the November 27th runoff. “The election will be certified on Thursday, so we’re hoping to be voting absentee on Friday, if not Friday, definitely Saturday because we’ll be here from 8 to 12,” said Ladner.
The Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s Office at the county courthouse in Gulfport will be open this Saturday and the following Saturday, November 24th, from eight to noon for those who want to cast their ballots absentee. “We have three races on the ballot, including the U.S. Senate Seat, Chancery Court Judge and County Court Judge for Place 3, which is assigned to youth court,” said Ladner.
Statewide, Democrat Mike Espy is squaring off with Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith for the U.S. Senate Seat. On the local level, voters will choose between Mike Dickinson and Anna Ward Sukmann to take over the bench as Harrison County youth court judge. That seat was once held by Margaret Alfonso who is in a runoff against Sanford Steckler for the position of Harrison County Chancery Court judge for district 8, place 3, covering Harrison, Hancock, and Stone counties. “ We’ve heard a lot about the Senate race. Every day it’s on the news. I think it’s important, I think, for people to get as much information as they can and educate themselves on the judicial races that will be on our ballot that we will be voting on,” said Ladner.
If you did not vote in the November 6th general election, you can still vote in the upcoming runoff. Finding your precinct is right at the tips of your fingers. “You can look at the precinct locator on the county website to get your precinct or you can call the circuit clerk’s office and we will tell you where to vote.”