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Where and when do you vote? Everything you need to know to vote in the 2020 election in Mississippi.
This year, there are three initiatives that will be on the ballot: medical marijuana, the state flag design and a Jim Crow era provision.
GENERAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Lawsuit says the state’s absentee voting rules are unconstitutional because they could jeopardize the health of voters during the pandemic.
The USPS recently sent memos to many states, including Mississippi, saying it might not be able to deliver the ballots in a timely fashion.
A judge ruled this week that people with pre-existing conditions that may be worsened by the coronavirus can vote early in person or by mail.
Mike Espy highlighted comments Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith made in March in which she said the coronavirus pandemic would be “over in two weeks.”
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith hopes the Supreme Court repeals the Affordable Care Act. Her Democratic opponent Mike Espy wants to expand it.
Sen. Hyde-Smith, in virtually her only public campaigning so far this cycle, boasted a vote to fund an insurance program that she never took.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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What are the candidates saying on social media? View the Twitter feeds of the 2020 candidates for U.S. Senate.
What are the candidates saying on social media? View the Twitter feeds of the 2020 candidates for U.S. House of Representatives.
MISSISSIPPI SUPREME COURT
November election could put two black justices on the Supreme Court for first time in Mississippi history
Latrice Westbrooks, one of two African Americans on the Court of Appeals, is challenging long-time Mississippi jurist Kenny Griffis in Central District race for former Chief Justice Bill Waller’s seat.
- Kenny Griffis*
- Latrice Westbrooks
- Leslie D. King (unopposed)
- Michael Randolph (unopposed)
- Josiah Dennis Coleman*
- Percy L. Lynchard
- President: Phil Collins
- Vice President: Bill Parker
- President: Brock Pierce
- Vice President: Karla Ballard
- President: Kanye West
- Vice President: Michelle Tidball
President: Howie Hawkins
Vice President: Angela Nicole Walker
President: Jo Jorgensen
Vice President: Jeremy “Spike” Cohen
President: Brian Carroll
Vice President: Amar Patel
President: Don Blankenship
Vice President: William Mohr
In the congressional races, all four incumbents — Democrat Bennie Thompson and Republicans Trent Kelly, Michael Guest and Steven Palazzo — advanced to the general election with no runoffs
In addition to president and the Senate race, all four Mississippi congressional seats will also be up for election this year
The real story behind the youth-led event that let attendees hear from presidential campaigns on issues ranging from economic justice, healthcare and education
Along with the races above, voters will also have their say in three different ballot measures: medical marijuana, a new state flag design and removing a Jim Crow-era provision from the state constitution.
Voters face a difficult choice in November: Placing medical marijuana in the Constitution, or it likely not being approved for years to come.
The state flag commission voted 8-1 to adopt the “New Magnolia” flag over the “Great River” flag, the other finalist.
The 1890 Constitution makes Mississippi the only state where a candidate for statewide office can win a majority of the popular vote and not be elected.