Don’t forget to visit the polls today and vote

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Today, we encourage all registered voters to travel to your polling precinct location and cast your vote for your choice as the best presidential candidate.
At the end of this year, President Barack Obama’s two terms as President will occur and we as Americans are tasked with choosing his replacement.
Whether you are looking forward to the change or not, it’s important to add your voice to the millions of others in the country voting in this presidential primary.
Whoever wins each party’s primary will face off in the November election.
Undoubtedly, there will be some voters who don’t like any of the candidates on this year’s ballot.
But it’s still important that you vote. Try and choose the candidate whose ideas best match your opinions. They may not be your top choice, but you still exercised your right to vote.
The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. today.
That gives you some time before and after work and school to complete your patriotic duty.
According to the Mississippi Voter Information Guide, voters casting ballots in person must bring a form of photo identification, which can be a driver’s license, government issued photo ID card, United States passport, employee identification card, firearms license, student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi college or community college, United States military ID, tribal photo ID, Mississippi voter identification card or any other photo ID issued by a branch or entity of the United States government or any state government.
If you are not eligible to vote today or still not registered, you have until October 8 to register to vote for the general election on November 8.
Let’s not forgot those who fought for our freedom to vote and honor them with a visit to the polls.

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