Time is winding down to absentee vote before Tuesday’s election

Published 8:27 am Thursday, November 2, 2023

Time is winding down for absentee voting for the Nov. 7 General Election.

Anyone who will be out of town on Election Day, is in college, is over the age of 65, or is not physically able to go to the polls, can vote absentee through this Saturday.

Voters should bring a photo ID with them Jefferson Davis Circuit Clerk office, located in the County Building on Third Street.

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The office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.

Mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by election day.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

There are several local races on the General Election ballot.

In the District 2 Supervisors race, Derek “Squealer” Hall faces Independent candidate John Emmitt Stamps and Republican candidate Ricky Barrett in the General Election.

Other local races on the General Election ballot will be the District 5 Supervisor and Justice Court Judge Post 1 races.

Jerry Gholar won the democratic nomination for District 5 and will face Independent candidate Charles Hicks in November.

Jurtyne R. Youngblood won the Democratic nomination for Justice Court Judge Post 1 and will face Republican Bobby Wilson in the General Election.

Also on the General Ballot will be the Mississippi House of Representatives District 91 race. Incumbent Bob Evans will face Republican nominee Steve Moreman.

For more voting information or to absentee vote by mail, contact the Jefferson Davis County Circuit Clerk’s office at 601-792-4231.