Voter crossover main issue reported in runoff election so far

Published 11:48 am Tuesday, June 24, 2014

JACKSON – The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office is reporting minor issues today so far in the runoff election.

Most of the 136 phone calls the office received, according to a press release, were concerning crossover voting. Residents recorded as voting in the June 3 primary election are not eligible to “crossover” and vote for another political party today.

“A quiet election where each voter is allowed to quickly cast his or her ballot without disruption is another positive step forward in Mississippi’s electoral process,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said. “We are hopeful this is a continuing trend for the remainder of the day.”

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The ballot includes the Republican U.S. Senate runoff election between challenger Chris McDaniel and incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and Democratic candidates for Mississippi’s Third Congressional District.

The Republican race was close, with McDaniel leading Cochran statewide by 1,386 votes. That was not a majority, so a runoff was scheduled. Thomas Carey was the third candidate in the primary and received about two percent of the votes.

Rep. Gregg Harper, (R) the incumbent congressman, defeated challenger Hardy Caraway in the first primary.

The two candidates in the Democratic runoff for Congress are Douglas MacArthur Magee and Dennis C. Quinn. The winner will face Harper in the November general election.

The 19 voting locations for Adams County voters open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The locations by district are as follows:

District 1

• Bypass fire precinct, Bypass fire station at 467 John R. Junkin Drive.

• Bellemont precinct, Elks Lodge at 241 Lower Woodville Road.

• Courthouse precinct, Adams County Courthouse at 115 S. Wall St.

District 2

• Beau Pre´ precinct, Church of Christ at 2 Beau Pre´ Road.

• Duncan Park precinct, Duncan Park Canteen at 57 Duncan Park Road.

• Kingston precinct, Kingston Fire Station at 575 Kingston Road.

• Liberty Park precinct, National Guard Armory at 329 Liberty Road.

District 3

• Concord precinct, Christian Hope Baptist Church at 302 Lasalle St.

• Maryland Heights precinct, Maryland Heights recreation building at 111 Dumas Drive.

• Natchez Public Schools precinct, David R. Steckler Multi-purpose Building at 311 Liberty Road.

• Palestine precinct, Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department at 1196 Liberty Road.

District 4

• Pine Ridge precinct, District 4 barn at 176 Foster Mound Road.

• Carpenter precinct, Rose Hill Baptist Church at 601 1/2 Madison St.

• Morgantown precinct, Morgantown School at 101 Cottage Home Drive.

• Northside precinct, Frazier School at 1445 George F. West Blvd.

District 5

• Washington precinct, New Hope Baptist Church at 417 Morgantown Road.

• Oakland precinct, Lovely Lane Methodist Church at 65 Morgantown Road.

• Airport precinct, airport firehouse at 424 Airport Road.

• Foster Mound precinct, District 5 Fire Station at 228 Foster Mound Road.