VOTE TODAY! Polls open for Mississippi congressional primary

Published 5:19 am Tuesday, June 7, 2022

NATCHEZ — Today is election day for Mississippi representatives in the United States Congress.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. today.

Adams County voters will choose from either Democrat or Republican candidates in Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District seat in the United States Congress and the most vote-getters from either party will face the other in a general election on Nov. 8.

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If no candidate gets 50% of the vote, primary runoff elections between the top two will be held on June 28.

Because this is a party primary, voters choose to vote either Republican or Democrat.

Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson has held the District 2 seat since 1993. He is seeking re-election and is challenged by Jerry Kerner in the Democratic primary.

On the Republican ballot for District 2 are Michael Carson, Ronald Eller, Brian Flowers and Stanford Johnson. Thompson defeated Flowers in the November 2020 general election with 66% of the votes.

Along with Mississippi, primaries will be held today in California, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.

All voters should have a photo ID. However, those who do not have a photo ID or whose name does not appear in the voter registration book still have the option to fill out an affidavit ballot.

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