Primary runoffs take place on Tuesday

Tomorrow, voters in Mississippi will make their final selections in a pair of party primary runoffs before general elections take place this November.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., but low voter turnout during primary elections could mean an even lower turnout at the polls for a runoff.

Most of the focus on tomorrow revolves around State Representative David Baria and venture capitalist and political new comer Howard Sherman. Both men have their sights set on the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat.

The winner must face incumbent Roger Wicker and two other candidates in November. Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner said, “The first primary was low. The secretary of state has predicted an extremely low voter turnout in the runoff which is unfortunate. So, we encourage everyone that is eligible to vote in the runoff to show up to vote. We have people that only vote in the presidential election and obviously that’s their choice as to which election you’d like to participate, but it’s very important. Your vote is your voice.”

If you voted on behalf of the Republican party in the primary elections, you are not eligible for tomorrow’s runoff vote. Those who voted Democrat or chose not to vote in the primary election will need a valid ID to cast their ballots.

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