Secretary of State visits Pine Belt during primary elections

Michael Watson travels to different voting polls across the state.
Secretary of State visits Pine Belt on election day
Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT
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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Mississippi’s head of elections stopped at some voting precincts in the Pine Belt today.

Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson and his team spent Tuesday traveling to different polls across the state. He stopped at two polls in Laurel around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

He said he wants Mississippi voters to see his face and know the state is closely watching elections.

“We don’t just talk about election integrity; we want to be an active participant in the election process, “ said Watson. “So being in precincts, making sure the law is being followed is very important to us. We got about 20 folks out from our office today, from around different parts of the state, so again I think that’s important -- the Mississippians know we got a watchful eye to make sure that our system here is full of integrity and in good process.”

Watson also wanted to remind people run-off elections will be Tuesday, June 28.

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