Presidential Primary Preps in Jackson County

News 25’s Kendra Turley fills Jackson County residents in on what they need to know before casting their ballots tomorrow.
The time has finally come for Mississippians to cast their vote for this year’s presidential primary elections. Pascagoula resident Eve Hildebrandt said, “As an American, I think it’s very important that we all get out there and vote. We do have the power to make a difference.”
To save time and reduce confusion, Jackson County officials are encouraging voters to look over the sample Democratic and Republican ballots online prior to casting a vote at the polls. “In terms of this election, I’m not sure exactly what to think on either side. I think it’s going to be a really tough choice,” said Hildebrandt.
Residents will have the opportunity to pick the candidate of their choice from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There’s just one important thing to remember before stepping out of the car and stepping in line to vote: identification. All voters must have a valid state-issued photo ID. Jackson County residents without a state-issued photo ID will still be allowed to vote by affidavit. Jackson County Circuit Clerk Randy Carney said, “And then they will have five days from tomorrow to come into my office and bring that photo ID so we can validate that vote, that affidavit.”
Voters can stop by the Jackson County Circuit Clerk’s Office on Magnolia Street if they run into any issues while voting.
With more than 400 absentee ballots already in the books, county officials are expecting quite a large turnout. “It’s a right that we have that should never be taken away and you need to exercise that right. If you don’t exercise your right to vote and you don’t vote, you have no right to complain about the results,” said Hurley resident Dena Trusler.
No matter your party, officials and residents both agree, there’s no excuse not to do your civic duty and vote.
There are a total of 31 different precincts in Jackson County. To find one nearest you, visit co.jackson.ms.us.

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