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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2012
 
CONTACT: Pamela Weaver, 601-270-4100

Election Day Reminders

Jackson, MS—The 2012 Primary Election is Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  Mississippians will cast a ballot for Presidential, Congressional, and Senatorial candidates in the party primary. 

“If you don’t vote, you do not have a say in national politics,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “If you cast a ballot, you will help decide our Commander in Chief.  Honor our servicemen and women by voting in the Primary Election.” 

Party primaries will be conducted by the Democratic and Republican parties.  Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Election Day. 

“We have some big decisions to make on Election Day.  In our United States, every decision begins at the ballot box,” adds Secretary Hosemann.  

Some tips for Election Day: 

  • Polling Location:  This is especially important for first-time voters.  Your voter registration card lists your proper polling location.  If you are not sure of your polling location, visit the “Polling Locator” on the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ms.govor contact your local Circuit Clerk.

 

  • Identification:  If you are a first time, unverified registrant who registered by mail, and you did not provide a Help America Vote Act (HAVA)-approved form of identification with your application federal law requires you to show identification acceptable to the HAVA standards.  According to HAVA, the following are acceptable forms of identification:  a copy of a current and valid photo ID, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows the name and address of the voter. 

 

  • 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. 

 

  • Sample Ballot:  A 2012 Primary Election sample ballots are available on the Secretary of State’s website.  

 

Below is a list of active registered voters for the State of Mississippi as of Monday, March 12, 2012:

 

County

 

Voters

1 - Adams

 

20,838

2 - Alcorn

 

23,662

3 - Amite

 

10,411

4 - Attala

 

12,785

5 - Benton

 

6,346

6 - Bolivar

 

24,233

7 - Calhoun

 

9,222

8 - Carroll

 

7,709

9 - Chickasaw

 

12,064

10 - Choctaw

 

5,698

11 - Claiborne

 

8,396

12 - Clarke

 

12,646

13 - Clay

 

13,773

14 - Coahoma

 

15,196

15 - Copiah

 

19,303

16 - Covington

 

14,100

17 - DeSoto

 

89,846

18 - Forrest

 

40,934

19 - Franklin

 

5,869

20 - George

 

14,835

21 - Greene

 

8,061

22 - Grenada

 

16,493

23 - Hancock

 

27,256

24 - Harrison

 

96,514

25 - Hinds

 

151,467

26 - Holmes

 

11,745

27 - Humphreys

 

9,251

28 - Issaquena

 

1,561

29 - Itawamba

 

15,155

30 - Jackson

 

77,672

31 - Jasper

 

12,403

32 - Jefferson

 

7,112

33 - Jeff Davis

 

9,985

34 - Jones

 

41,434

35 - Kemper

 

8,078

36 - Lafayette

 

25,993

37 - Lamar

 

30,990

38 - Lauderdale

 

42,774

39 - Lawrence

 

9,722

40 - Leake

 

17,344

41 - Lee

 

47,546

42 - Leflore

 

27,594

43 - Lincoln

 

24,231

44 - Lowndes

 

40,803

45 - Madison

 

78,315

46 - Marion

 

17,416

47 - Marshall

 

21,181

48 - Monroe

 

24,969

49 - Montgomery

 

7,745

50 - Neshoba

 

15,135

51 - Newton

 

12,677

52 - Noxubee

 

9,203

53 - Oktibbeha

 

25,347

54 - Panola

 

23,655

55 - Pearl River

 

35,139

56 - Perry

 

8,846

57 - Pike

 

23,768

58 - Pontotoc

 

18,043

59 - Prentiss

 

16,310

60 - Quitman

 

5,705

61 - Rankin

 

82,147

62 - Scott

 

18,715

63 - Sharkey

 

4,419

64 - Simpson

 

16,153

65 - Smith

 

12,394

66 - Stone

 

9,660

67 - Sunflower

 

15,209

 

68 - Tallahatchie

 

 

8,778

69 - Tate

 

17,688

70 - Tippah

 

14,983

71 - Tishomingo

 

12,221

72 - Tunica

 

6,846

73 - Union

 

16,472

74 - Walthall

 

14,119

75 - Warren

 

31,227

76 - Washington

 

28,935

77 - Wayne

 

13,241

78 - Webster

 

7,553

79 - Wilkinson

 

7,525

80 - Winston

 

13,241

81 - Yalobusha

 

8,939

82 - Yazoo

 

18,697

 

 

 

Grand Total :

 

1,851,666


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