On Tuesday, Mississippi voters returned to the polls for runoff elections for candidates who didn’t receive a majority vote in the Aug. 6 primary. From gubernatorial watch parties to campaign forums featuring candidates for governor and attorney general, Mississippi Today photographer Eric J. Shelton was on hand to capture key moments in this slideshow.

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Eric J. Shelton was a 2018 corps member in Report for America, and joined the team as our first photojournalist. A native of Columbia, Miss., Eric earned his bachelor’s in photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a multimedia journalist for Abilene Reporter-News, chief photographer for the Hattiesburg American and photo editor for the Killeen Daily Herald before joining our team June 2018. He rejoined Mississippi Today as our health photojournalist in January 2022.