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Tuesday is municipal election day in Mississippi

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 11:40 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Municipalities have general elections Tuesday. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot.

Voting precincts for municipal elections often differ from voting precincts for county elections, so voters should double-check their polling place on their voter cards or with their local municipal clerk’s office to make sure they go to the right location.

Municipal General Election Day Reminders
• Mail-In Absentee Voting Deadline: All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Municipal General Election Day (June 8th) and received by Municipal Clerks Offices within five business days of General Election Day in order to count.
• Polling Place Location: Please contact your Municipal Clerk’s Office to verify your polling place.
• Voter Photo ID: Voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. A voter without an acceptable form of photo identification is entitled to cast an affidavit ballot. An affidavit ballot may be counted if the voter provides an acceptable form of photo identification to the Municipal Clerk’s Office within five business days after the election.
• Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.
• Loitering: The polling places should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.
• Camera Phones: Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.
• COVID-19: Voters are encouraged to practice good hygiene and follow CDC guidelines at the polls.

The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office said it has no enforcement authority to resolve polling problems but will have observers in precincts across the state. For more information about the June 8 elections, contact your local municipal clerk’s office. In Meridian, the number is 601-485-1946. In Marion, call 601 483-9573. The Secretary of State’s Elections Hotline is 601-576-2550 or 1-800-829-6786.

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