General election next week
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The general election is set for Nov. 5, less than a week away and the deadline to submit absentee ballots is fast approaching.
In-person absentee voting ends at noon on Nov. 2, according to the Y’all Vote website, and mail-in absentee ballots have to be received by the Circuit Clerk’s office by Nov. 4.
On Election Day, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For anyone confused about their polling place, the Y’all Vote website offers a polling place locator. Users simply type in their address and the locator will show them the address of their polling place and provide a sample ballot for their district.
The website, www.sos.ms.gov/vote, was launched in 2016, and also allows users to verify that they are registered to vote, while allowing registered voters to update their name and address information online.
Voters can also call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 601-403-2328 to verify registration or ask questions about the upcoming election.
Two polling precincts changed locations and one precinct has been added in 2019, according to previous coverage. Voters who participated in the primary elections or Republican primary run-off election will have already visited the new polling precincts, and voters affected by the location changes should have received voter registration cards alerting them to the changes in August.
The Sycamore District 5 precinct moved from the First Baptist Church on Sycamore Road to the Harvest Barn Church on George Mitchell in January, the Picayune District 2 precinct moved from Chimney Square to the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library in June and the Springhill District 2 precinct at the North Central Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 was added in January.
On the Ballot
In the race for Pearl River County School Board of Trustees District 3 Board Member, Mark Herring is running against Tiffany Windham.
In the race for Pearl River County School Board of Trustees District 4 Board Member, incumbent Jeffery A. Jones is running unopposed.
Incumbent Melinda Bowman (R) is running unopposed in the race for Chancery Clerk.
In the race for Circuit Clerk, incumbent Nance Fitzpatrick Stokes (R) is running unopposed.
In the race for Coroner, incumbent Derek Turnage (R) is running unopposed.
Incumbent Mike Patten (R) is running unopposed for County Prosecuting Attorney.
In the race for Sheriff, incumbent David Allison (R) is running against John Tank Herring (I).
In the race for Tax Collector/Assessor, incumbent Gary Beech (R) is running unopposed.
In the race for District 1 Supervisor, candidates are Russell Foster (R), incumbent Donald Hart (D) and Jimmy Buckley (I).
In the race for District 2 Supervisor, incumbent Malcolm Perry (R) is running against John Ernest Stringer (D).
In the race for District 3 Supervisor, incumbent Hudson Holliday (R) is running unopposed.
Jason Spence (R) is running unopposed in the race for District 4 Supervisor.
In the race for District 5 Supervisor, incumbent Sandy Kane Smith (R) is running unopposed.
In the race for South East Justice Court Judge, incumbent Donald D. Fail (R) is running unopposed.
In the race for North Justice Court Judge, candidates are Benjamin Breland (R), Max Hardberger (I) and Joe Smith (I).
Incumbent John Mark Mitchell (R) is running unopposed in the race for South West Justice Court Judge.
In the race for North District Constable, incumbent Danny Joe Slade (R) is running unopposed.
In the race for Southeast District Constable incumbent Ray M. Bennett (R) is running unopposed.
In the race for Southwest District Constable, incumbent Jason Hunt (R) is running unopposed.
Candidates for State Senate District 40 are incumbent Angela Burks Hill (R) and Thomas Lehr (D).
Incumbent John A. Polk (R) is running unopposed for State Senate District 44.
In the race for State Senate District 47, incumbent Joseph M. “Mike” Seymour (R) is running unopposed.
For State House of Representatives District 93, incumbent Timmy Ladner (R) is running unopposed.
Jansen Owen (R) is running unopposed for State House of Representatives District 106.
In the race for State House of Representatives District 108, incumbent Stacey Hobgood Wilkes (R) is running unopposed.
15th Circuit District
In the race for 15th District Attorney, incumbent Hal Kittrell (R) is running unopposed.
For Southern District Public Service Commissioner, Dane Maxwell (R) is running against Connie Moran (D).
Incumbent Tom King (R) is running unopposed for Southern District Transportation Commissioner.
In the race for Mississippi Governor, candidates include Jim Hood (D), Tate Reeves (R), Bob Hickingbottom and David R. Singletary (I).
For Lieutenant Governor, the candidates are Delbert Hosemann (R) and Jay Hughes (D).
For the office of Mississippi Secretary of State, Johnny Dupree (D) is running against Michael Watson (R).
In the race for Mississippi Attorney General are Jennifer Riley Collins (D) and Lynn Fitch (R).
In the race for State Auditor, incumbent Shad White (R) is running unopposed.
For State Treasurer, candidates are Addie Lee Green (D) and David McRae (R).
In the race for Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Rickey L. Cole (D) is running against incumbent Andy Gipson (R).
In the race for Commissioner of Insurance, Robert E. Amos (D) is running against incumbent Mike Chaney (R).