Mississippi General Election to be held Tuesday

Local Elections

JACKSON, Ms. (localmemphis.com) — The Mississippi General Election will largely makeover the political sector of the Magnolia state. At least five of the eight statewide offices will see new faces.

They key election of Governor is surprisingly close in the conservative state of Mississippi. In the race, current Republican Lt. Governor Tate Reeves who is up against Democrat Attorney General Jim Hood, the only elected statewide Democrat.

Current Governor Phil Bryant cannot seek re-election due to term limits.

According to a recent Mason-Dixon poll, the race between Reeves and Hood could be a toss up. Their poll has Reeves as a three-point favorite with Reeves leading 46-43.

President Donald Trump held a rally in Tupelo on Friday to campaign for Reeves.

“You know, I can’t believe this is a competitive race, it’s like embarrassing, I’m talking Missisippi,” Trump said during it.

On Monday, one day ahead of the election, Vice-President Mike Pence continued the campaign efforts by making a stop in Biloxi.

Democratic State Attorney General Jim Hood, left and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, right, shake hands at the conclusion of their first televised gubernatorial debate at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

For Lt. Governor, current Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) is running against Jay Hughes (D). Hughes is a current House of Representative from the 12th District.

Former Mayor of Hattiesburg Johnny DuPree (D) is running for secretary of state against Senator Michael Watson (R).

The race for treasurer features David McRae (R), an attorney, and Addie Lee Green, who previously served as Bolton’s election commissioner and as a city alderwoman.

Attornery Jennifer Riley Collins (D) and Lynn Fitch (R), the current State Treasurer, are running for Attorney General.

Polls open in Mississippi at 7:00 a.m., on Tuesday, until 7:00 p.m. A photo ID is required to vote. More information on voting requirements and rights can be found HERE.

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