What you need to know for Tuesday’s General Election

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Voters will hit the polls Tuesday for the 2015 General Election.

On the ballot will be state races, local races, and Initiative 42.

FIND OUT WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO VOTE HERE.

Here’s some information provided by the Secretary of State’s Office that voters should know before going to the polls.

Voters casting a ballot in person at the polls or casting an absentee ballot in the Circuit or Municipal Clerk’s office must present one of the following forms of acceptable photo ID:

  • A driver’s license
  • A government issued photo ID card
  • A United States passport
  • An employee identification card
  • A firearms license
  • A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college or community/junior college
  • A United States military ID
  • A tribal photo ID
  • Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
  • A Mississippi Voter Identification card If you do not present photo ID or are unable to present photo ID because of a religious objection, you are entitled to cast an affidavit ballot.

A voter casting an affidavit ballot because he/she did not present photo ID based upon a religious objection is entitled to have his/her ballot counted if he/she completes an Affidavit of Religious Objection in the Circuit Clerk’s office within five (5) business days aft er Election Day. A voter casting an affidavit ballot because he/ she did not present photo ID is entitled to have his/her ballot counted if he/she presents photo ID in the Circuit Clerk’s office within five (5) business days after Election Day.

Voters should also know that it’s against the law for any candidate or a candidate’s representative to distribute campaign literature within 150 feet of a polling location.  You also cannot  It is the wear clothing with a candidate’s name and/or picture on it or other campaign paraphernalia within 150 feet of a polling location.

The polling place should be clear 30 feet of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote or pollwatchers.

Click here to see this year’s sample ballot.

Anyone who doesn’t know where to vote, click here and use the polling locator. 

To get more information about the polls, visit the Secretary of State’s Office website.

 

 

 

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