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Runoff election to be held Tuesday

 

Democracy is a crucial part of the American way of life and the Founding Fathers firmly believed that the people of this country should choose its leaders. Tuesday, Mississippi residents will have the chance to be a part of that process when they go to the polls for the 2018 Primary Runoff Election. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Residents of Bolivar County are eligible to vote in the U.S. Senate/Democratic Primary, which is a statewide race.

Democracy is a crucial part of the American way of life and the Founding Fathers firmly believed that the people of this country should choose its leaders. Tuesday, Mississippi residents will have the chance to be a part of that process when they go to the polls for the 2018 Primary Runoff Election. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Residents of Bolivar County are eligible to vote in the U.S. Senate/Democratic Primary, which is a statewide race. “On Primary Election Day, we only had 13 percent of Mississippians turn out to cast a ballot. Simultaneously, we had more than 3,000 Mississippi National Guardsmen and women deploying to the Middle East to fight for our freedoms. We should honor these soldiers on Tuesday with a better showing at the polls,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said in a press release. Since neither Howard Sherman nor David Baria received over 50 percent of the vote in the June 6 primary, the two candidates will be part of the runoff election. Sherman received 31.9 percent and Baria received 31 percent of the vote. For more information on David Baria visit his website at https://www.bariaformississippi.com For more information on Howard Sherman visit his website at https://shermanforsenate.org Voters who voted in the primary election of another party cannot cross over and vote in the primary runoff election for the Democratic Party. The in-person absentee voting deadline is Saturday.  The Circuit Clerk’s offices will be open from 8 a.m. to noon to allow residents to cast their ballots. The deadline to vote by mail is Monday and Circuit Clerk’s must be in actual receipt of the absentee ballot by 5 p.m.  Voters who fall under the heading of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act , including service members deployed outside their county of residence, must submit their absentee ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Polls close at 7 p.m. but any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot. 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 Circuit Clerk’s Office within five business days after the election.  For those who are unsure of their voting district or which polling place to use, visit the Bolivar County website at https://www.co.bolivar.ms.us/election-commission Anyone with additional questions about the election can visit the Bolivar County election information page at https://www.co.bolivar.ms.us/elections

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