JACKSON, Miss — People in many parts of Mississippi are electing mayors and other city officials.
Donald Hall and Ken Adams are running for mayor of Olive Branch. Hall is the first Democrat to run for the office in this heavily Republican city in more than a decade. Currently, he is the city's planning commission vice chair. Republican candidate Ken Adams is a retired DeSoto County justice court judge.
Other voters in north Mississippi are also choosing for several posts in their respective areas.
Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport are among the other cities where races are being decided Tuesday. The new four-year term begins July 1.
Democrat Chokwe Antar Lumumba is seeking a second term as Jackson mayor. He faces Republican Jason Wells and three independent candidates.
The current Tupelo mayor, Democrat Jason Shelton, did not seek reelection. The race is between Democrat Victor Fleitas and Republican Todd Jordan.
Republican Billy Hewes is seeking a third term as Gulfport mayor. His opponent is Democrat Howard Page.
Polls in Desoto County are open until 7:00 p.m.. Make sure to have your photo ID with you.