Last Chance to Vote Absentee in Person is Saturday

If you will be unable to make it to your polling place for the important election next Tuesday, please be sure to vote absentee by noon on Saturday. You may vote absentee in person weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, November 4, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 5, at your County Circuit Clerk’s office. Registered voters are eligible to vote absentee in person if they will be out of town on election day or working during the hours polls are open; have a physical disability or are the spouse, parent, or dependent of someone with a disability; or are 65 years of age or older.

Find information about your County Circuit Clerk here.

This is an important election! Voters will elect members of school boards, the judiciary, and the U.S. Congress. In Clay, Lowndes, and Oktibbeha counties, voters will elect a state legislator to fill the vacant seat in House District 37.

School board candidates in the 40 districts with contested races were sent our School Board Candidate Q&A questionnaire, asking their positions on important education issues. You can see their answers here.

And we sent special election candidates for House District 37 our Candidate Q&A questionnaire, asking their positions on issues like school funding, teacher pay, pre-k, and voucher schemes that take millions of dollars away from public schools to fund private academies. You can see their responses here.

If your candidates haven’t responded, encourage them to contact us right away at 601.961.4551. Candidates’ questionnaire responses will be posted on our website as we receive them all the way through election day. 

The Mississippi Economic Council and Accelerate Mississippi want your input! They are teaming up with a goal of increasing the number of Mississippians with college degrees and credentials of value to 55% by 2030 and have scheduled listening sessions to gather information that will help to form their strategic plan.

Ascent to 55% Listening Sessions

  • Thursday, Nov. 3, 10-11:30 a.m. – Gulfport
    Gulf Coast Community College – Harrison County Campus
    Hospitality and Resort Management (HRM)
    2226 Switzer Rd., Gulfport
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10-11:30 a.m. – Belden
    Itawamba Community College – Belden Center
    Belden Conference Center
    3200 Adams Farm Rd., Belden
  • Monday, Nov. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. – Columbus
    East Mississippi Community College –  Columbus Campus
    7003 South Frontage Rd., Columbus

  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 10-11:30 a.m. – Pearl
    Hinds Community College – Rankin Campus
    Career and Technical Center Room 204
    11 Community College Blvd., Pearl

  • Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. – Indianola
    Mississippi Delta Community College – Indianola Campus
    Charles W. Capps Technology Center
    920 Hwy 82 West, Indianola

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. – Clarksdale
    Coahoma Community College – Clarksdale Campus
    B.F. McLaurin Vocational-Technical Center – Gallery Room
    3240 Friars Point Rd., Clarksdale

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. – Meridian
    Meridian Community College
    MCC-Riley Workforce Development Center
    1524 Highway 19 North, Meridian

Register to attend a listening session here.

Your input on important issues – and especially your vote on Tuesday – are critical to Mississippi’s future. Please check out our Candidate Q&A, share it with your friends, and be sure to vote in person on Tuesday or absentee by noon Saturday. Our children are counting on us, and together, we’ve got this!

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