Area polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight for voters to elect county and circuit court judges and send their candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives.
In the First Congressional District, Democrat U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, runs against Republican state Senator Alan Nunnelee. In the Second Congressional District, Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson runs against Republican and tea party member Bill Marcy. In the Fourth Congressional District, Republican state Rep. Steve Palazzo runs against Democrat U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor.
For more information about Hinds judicial candidates read "Meet the Judicial Candidates" in this week's JFP issue. Also read this week's cover story, "Are Judges Up for Sale in Mississippi?"
To find your voting precinct, visit the Mississippi Secretary of State's polling place locator.
Meantime, use this thread to tell your thoughts on the election, as well as about your experiences at the polls.
Melvin Priester, Jr. (of his father, Melvin Priester, Sr.'s campaign) tells us that three polling places--Chastain Middle School, McWillie Elementary and Fresh Start Church--have lost power and that backup batteries for voting machines have failed. Any other precincts with problems?
- Ward Schaefer
I voted at Chastain but I was there before 8a and there were no problems at that time.
- golden eagle