Local Elections

Published on November 2nd, 2015 | by Newt Rayburn


Mississippi Election Day Tips and Polling Place Locator

Some tips for Election Day:

  • Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Don’t forget your photo ID: A list of acceptable forms of photo ID is available at the following link:  MSVoterID.ms.gov.
  • Vote at off-peak times: Vote mid-morning and mid-afternoon when voting is slower.
  • Review your ballot before you vote:  Sample ballots are posted in each precinct. Sample ballots are also available on the Secretary of State’s website through the polling locator.
  • Know where you vote:  A polling place locator is available on the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ms.gov/pollingplace.
  • Attire:  It is against the law for any candidate or candidate’s representative to distribute campaign literature within 150 feet of a polling location.  It is the position of the Office of the Secretary of State that wearing clothing with a candidate’s name and/or picture on it or other campaign paraphernalia within 150 feet of a polling location constitutes the posting of campaign literature and is prohibited. 
  • No loitering: The polling place should be clear 30 feet of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote or pollwatchers.
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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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