JACKSON — Today,
Governor Tate Reeves announced that the special election for House
District 88 is rescheduled for June 23, 2020 to slow the spread of
Consulting with our state's health officials and coordinating with
Secretary Michael Watson and state election officials, Governor Reeves
determined the need to reschedule to special election originally set
for April 21, 2020.
"The health and well-being of all Mississippians must and always
will be our top priority. We are closer to the beginning than the end
of this outbreak, and conducting an election at this time would
unnecessarily put our poll workers and voters at risk. We must protect
our rights as Americans to a free and fair election, but not at the
expense of the health and safety of our people. Stay home, stay
healthy," said Governor Tate Reeves.
The Governor continues to monitor the elections calendar and consult
with health officials as he looks at other upcoming elections in
Mississippi while prioritizing the protection of public health.
PDF version of the amended writ of election is available here.