Voters hit the polls to cast ballots in primary elections

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) –  Throughout the day, people from across the state will be heading to the polls to vote in the primary elections.

People will vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary for their candidates for the November General Election.

In the race for Governor, Governor Phil Bryant will face off with challenger Mitch Young for the Republican nomination. The three Democratic candidates battling against each other are Robert Gray, Vicki Slater, and Valerie Short.

One of the most talked about the races is the State Auditor’s race. The main question is who will be the next Republican nominee for State Auditor. Incumbent Stacey Pickering and his opponent, Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler took turns battling it out on and off the stage at the Neshoba County Fair. Both candidates talked about the alleged FBI investigation into Pickering’s campaign.

In the Republican Insurance Commissioner’s race, Incumbent Mike Chaney will face off against John Mosley.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis will face off against Victor Mason and Anthony Thomas in the Hinds County race for Sheriff. They are running against each other to win the Democratic nominee. The winner of that race will face Republican nominee and Independent candidates in the November General Election. Charlette Oswalt is running as a Republican. Independents that will appear on the November ballot are LesTannehill and Reginald Thompson.

If runoff are needed in any of the primary races, they will be held on on August 25.



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