Today is General Election Day

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

The polls at all Tallahatchie County precincts, and at voting places throughout Mississippi, will be open until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Mississippians will have the opportunity to cast their ballot for statewide, state district, legislative, county and county district offices.

Remember the following from the Mississippi secretary of state's office:

• Polling place hours: Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You are permitted to cast a ballot if you are standing in line at 7 p.m.

• Polling place locations: A polling place locator is available on the secretary of state's website.  Click here to find your polling place.

• Campaigning: Refrain from campaigning for any candidate or party within 150 feet of a polling place, unless you are on private property.

• Loitering: Refrain from loitering within 30 feet of a polling place, including within the polling place. After you cast your ballot, please depart so your fellow citizens can quickly cast their ballot.

• Voter ID: Don’t forget to bring your photo ID to the polls! For more information on acceptable forms of ID, visit www.MSVoterID.ms.gov.

• Election hotline: If you experience problems at the polls, or have any other questions, please call the secretary of state’s Election Hotline at 1-800-829-6786.

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