Officials: Large turnout in today’s runoff elections expected

Published 12:17 am Tuesday, November 27, 2018


NATCHEZ — Mississippians go to the polls today in runoff elections for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in March and the District 4, Position 2 Court of Appeals Judge position.

During the Nov. 6 general election neither race produced a clear winner necessitating the need for today’s runoff election.

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On the ballots for U.S. Senator will be Democrat Mike Espy and Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith.

On the ballot for the District 4, Position 2 Court of Appeals Judge position are David McCarty and Jeff Weill. Judge races in Mississippi are non-partisan.

Adams County polls open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. and voters must have a government issued photo ID.

Adams County Circuit Clerk Eddie Walker said people could call his office at – 601-304-8011.

“If they have a voter registration card, that will tell them where to vote,” Walker said. “They can call us if they have any questions.”

Adams County Deputy Clerk Eva Givens said election officials anticipate a large turnout based on the number of absentee ballots cast. The total absentee ballots cast was 649 when all of the votes were counted after the 5 p.m. Monday deadline.

“We had about 100 and something that came in just on Saturday,” Givens said.