Mississippi 6/5 Primary: Voter Resources

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Mississippi has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 5. Share/bookmark these voter resources and review the quick facts going into election day. There are also a few key races noted–the links will take you to specific candidate information for that race.

Mississippi Voter Resources
Registration deadline: May 7
Confirm your voter registration: https://iwillvote.com/
Info for overseas/military voters here
Early voting? No
Absentee voting info here
Find your polling place here
Check ID requirements here

Mississippi Politics Quick Facts
– 1 Senator is up for re-election in 2018
– All 4 House Representatives are up for re-election
– Voted +17 for Trump in 2016
– Current partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
Governor (R)
State Senate 32 (R) – 20 (D)
State House 72 (R) – 48 (D)  plus two vacant seats

Key Races

U.S. SENATE
Roger Wicker (R) is the incumbent and he is running for re-election. There are 6 Democrats running in the primary.  (The special election to replace Sen. Thad Cochran will not take place until November.)

STATE SUPREME COURT 
Justice David Ishee’s term is expiring and he must stand for a nonpartisan election to remain on the bench.

LOCAL JUDGES AND SCHOOL BOARDS
To find out the names of the candidates running for local judgeships and school board positions, go to 411Vote to get a sample ballot.

A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: Mississippi Elections 2018To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the Mississippi Democrats.

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