Changes made in response to COVID-19 were apparent even before voters entered New Hope Community Center to vote in the District 37 House of Representatives special election.
Clay County Circuit Clerk Kim Brown Hood and Election Commissioner Chairman Lindy Ivy asked the Clay County Board of Supervisors Monday to look into acquiring plexiglass at voting precincts for the upcoming special election on Sept. 22 for the vacant Mississippi House of Representatives seat in District 37.
It appears Lowndes County elections will return to paper ballots but not in time for November.
Elections usually end when the calendar says they should, but sometimes they go into overtime.
In one Mississippi Senate race on the Gulf Coast, a Republican primary that started in August won’t be resolved until the Nov. 5 general election because a judge ordered a new round of voting in a few precincts.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday for a Republican runoff that features the Lowndes County sheriff’s race.
Chief Deputy Greg Wright and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agent Eddie Hawkins are headed to a runoff in the Lowndes County sheriff’s Republican primary.
Incumbent Sheriff Steve Gladney has emerged the victor in a tight race between him and former deputy John Rice in the Oktibbeha County sheriff’s race.
While voter turnout is typically high during years that county and state offices are up for grabs, absentee voting — one indicator of turnout — hasn’t quite matched expectations.
The story of money in politics doesn’t stop with spending on races for Congress.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough.