Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day reminders

Secretary of State Dibbit Hosemann issued the following press release: 


Election Day Reminders and Contact Information
The polls open at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8.  Mississippians will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for Presidential, Congressional, and Judicial candidates, among others.
 
Tomorrow, we can honor our members of the Armed Forces who are fighting to protect our rights by voting for our next elected leaders,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said.  “If absentee ballot requests are any indication, Mississippians will be at the polls in full force.”
 
As of this morning, 112,529 absentee ballots have been requested.  This is about 6,000 more than those requested in the 2012 General Election.  About 1.86 million Mississippians are registered and eligible to cast a ballot on Election Day. 
 
Voters who experience a problem at the polls or have other questions should call the Secretary of State’s Election Hotline at (800) 829-6786.  Circuit clerks, poll workers (including bailiffs), and election commissioners can also provide assistance. 
 
Other important information for Election Day is as follows:
 
·         Polling Place Hours: Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A voter is permitted to cast a ballot if he or she is standing in line at 7 p.m.
·         Polling Place Locations: A voter can visit the Secretary of State’s Polling Place Locator to find out the address of the location where he or she is required to cast a ballot.  Voter registration cards also list polling locations.  Additionally, the Circuit Clerk’s Office can provide assistance.
·         Voter ID: Voters are required to show photo identification at the polls.  Acceptable photo identification includes a driver’s license; state or federal government-issued photo ID; U.S. passport; firearms license; student photo ID from an accredited Mississippi college, university, or junior and community college; U.S. military ID; tribal photo ID; or free Mississippi Voter ID card.  A voter without proper identification will be allowed to cast an affidavit ballot.  An affidavit ballot is counted if the voter provides proper identification to the Circuit Clerk or obtains a free Mississippi Voter ID card within five business days (November 16, 2016) after the election.  For more information, visit www.MSVoterID.ms.gov.
·         Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate or party within 150 feet of a polling place, unless on private property. 
·         Loitering: It is unlawful for any person to loiter within 30 feet of a polling place, including within a polling place.  Voters should please leave the polling place after voting.
·         Privacy:  A voter is not permitted to show his or her marked ballot to any other person.
·         Poll Watchers: Parties are permitted two credentialed poll watchers in each polling place, and candidates are permitted one credentialed poll watcher.  Individuals not authorized as a credentialed poll watcher by a party or a candidate will not be permitted to observe or loiter inside the polling place.  Circuit clerks, election commissioners, pollworkers, and authorized observers are also permitted to remain in polling places.
·         Observers: The Secretary of State’s Office will have observers at polling places in at least 32 counties throughout the State.  The Attorney General’s Office will also have observers stationed throughout the State.  Observers do not have the authority to rectify any problems arising at the polls, but they can contact the Secretary of State’s Office and any relevant local election official, District Attorney, or law enforcement official.
·         Write-In Votes: Write-in votes are only counted in the event of the death, resignation, withdrawal, or removal of any candidate whose name was printed on the official ballot.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like Dilbert didn't do as well as his office has put out - look at the CL and see all the problems!

Anonymous said...

Also, Republicans, I urge you to follow the Democrats motto, "vote early, and vote often"!

Anonymous said...

Oh no, 9:37. Delbert is in charge of the election. Just listen to him when he goes on his favorite buttkisser, Supertalk, and anywhere else that someone will give him a michrophone. This is his election- he is in charge. HE has over 10,000 poll workers out working all day at over 2,000 polling places with his 9,000 voting machines.

Until......until there is a problem. Until something isn't going smooth. Then all of a sudden he comes out with his proclamation that the elections are the responsibility of the local clerks and election commissioners.

Kingfish said...

Website was getting a little cluttered. Some of the info was redundant.

Anonymous said...

I had no problem voting against KITCHENS for supreme court after I saw the endorsement of many egotistical plaintiff lawyers. I also find it humorous that these plaintiff lawyers live under the false illusion that people actually respect them.

Anonymous said...

10:24, everyone hates lawyers. UNTIL THEY NEED ONE. Then, they are suddenly the lawyer-hater's best friend. I'd love to know YOUR profession, if you have one.

Anonymous said...

Attn 11:03
Retired......................Lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Not a lawyer of any kind and proudly voted FOR Kitchens and AGAINST Griffis and his twisted ad campaign.

Anonymous said...

11:03, wrong. People will hate a lawyer even more so when they need one. It is the fault of other lawyers that a person ever needs one.

Sort of reminds me of a person being held up by a criminal then wishing another criminal would come along in time to hold up the original thief.
They already know their money is gone but want to see the thief receive the same treatment.

Anonymous said...

9-53

you realize that we have voter ID in this State, right?

you sound like an idiot.

Anonymous said...

2:10 - hate to tell you but voter ID, while it is a great thing to have, is not a panacea. It does not stop all voter fraud. its kinda like gun control would be - it makes the honest people honest, but if one wants to cheat they can but might have to work a little harder.

Anonymous said...

2:10

And you really don't think folks know "which" line to get into?

Anonymous said...

3:02 -- ?????

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