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home : news : news November 25, 2015

6/18/2014 6:00:00 AM
Short ballots await voters on Tuesday

Republican and Democratic voters will face short ballots when they return to the polls on Tuesday in the runoff elections.

The Republican ballot will include one race, for U. S. Senate. Republican voters will choose between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel. The winner will face Democratic nominee Travis W. Childers in the general election in November.

The Democrat ballot will include one race as well, for U. S. House of Representatives, Third District. Voters will chose between Douglas McArthur (D. M.) Magee and Dennis C. Quinn. The winner will face Republican nominee Gregg Harper in the general election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Voters who didn't cast ballots in the June 3 primaries can vote in either the Republican or Democratic runoffs on Tuesday. It a voter cast a ballot in the first Democratic primary, he or she cannot vote in the June 24 Republican runoff and vice versa. If a person voted in the Democratic primary, he or she can vote in the Democratic runoff. If a person voted in the Republican primary, he or she can vote in the Republican runoff on Tuesday.

Nearly 21 percent of Neshoba County's 16,425 registered voters cast ballots in the June 3 primaries.

Meanwhile, eligible voters, including those 65 years of age or older, may cast absentee ballots now through noon on Saturday in the Circuit Clerk's office in the courthouse for the Democratic and Republican runoff elections on Tuesday.

Voters qualified to cast absentee ballots include:

• Members of the Armed Forces or their spouses and/or dependents;

• Members of the Merchant Marines or the American Red Cross, or their spouses and/or dependents;

• Disabled war veterans who are patients in any hospital, or their spouses and/or dependents;

• Civilians attached to any branch of the Armed Forces, the Merchant Marineas, or the American Red Cross and serving outside of the United States, or their spouses and/or dependents.

• Persons temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia ;

• Students, teachers, or administrators whose employment or studies necessitate their absence from their county of voting residence, or their dependent or spouse who maintains a common domicile outside the county of voting residence;

• Persons who will be outside of their county of residence on election day;

• Persons required to be at work on election day during the times at which the polls will be open;

• Persons temporarily or permanently physically disabled;

• Persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older;

• Parents, spouses or dependents of persons having a temporary or permanent physical disability who are hospitalized outside their county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away from their residence if the parents, spouses, and/or dependents will be with such persons on election day;

• Members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation, or their spouses and/or dependents.

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