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Things to know before you head to the election polls

Important information before you head to the polls. Important information before you head to the polls.
MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) -

There is less than 24 hours before the polls open for the general election.

Before heading out to cast your ballot Tuesday, make sure you take a photo ID. Anyone voting on Tuesday will be required to show a photo ID card.

“(It) has to be a photo ID, driver's license, passport, a tribal photo ID, a student ID from an acceptable university, a Mississippi voter identification card,” Jones County Circuit Clerk Bart Gavin said.

If you are a registered voter, but do not have an acceptable form of ID, you will still be able to vote.

“They can vote, they'll do an affidavit ballot and they have five days to present us with a valid ID,” Gavin said.

If you do not know where you are supposed to vote, call your circuit clerk. You can also visit the secretary of state’s website and use its polling place locator or call the elections hotline at 1.800.829.6786.

“Voters also need to realize when they walk into the polls they have to decide at that time whether they're going to vote Democrat or Republican and that's the only way they can vote in the runoff,” Gavin said. “If they vote Republican this time, in three weeks they can only vote Republican.”

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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