MS Secretary of State provides info on upcoming primaries

MS Secretary of State provides info on upcoming primaries

Polls for the 2018 Primary Elections open Tuesday, June 5, at 7 a.m., where Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office reminded voters of important voting information in a Wednesday news release.

Polls will close at 7 p.m., and any person in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to vote.

"Thousands of Mississippi National Guardsmen and women are deploying now for the Middle East," Hosemann said in a statement. "One of the ways we can honor their service and sacrifice is to cast a ballot in the upcoming election."

  • The deadline for in-person absentee voting is Saturday, June 2. Circuit Clerk offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The deadline to vote b mail is Monday, June 4, and Circuit Clerk's offices must be in actual receipt of the absentee ballot by 5 p.m. UOCAVA voters, including servicemembers deployed outside their county of residence, must absentee vote by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
  • You can locate your polling place by visiting the Secretary of State's website.
  • All voters are required to show a photo ID at the polls. If you do do not have an acceptable photo ID, you can submit an affidavit ballot and present an acceptable ID within five business days. Visit for more information.
  • It is against the law to campaign within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.
  • Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.
  • Polling places should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except election officials, voters waiting to vote or authorized poll watchers.

More information can be found at or call 601-576-2550.

The Secretary of State's Office will have 26 observers in precincts across the State.

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