Initiative 42 will be the biggest draw in what likely will be an anemic turnout in a statewide election Tuesday. And, some people are still confused about how that particular part of the ballot works.
Those favoring the initiative should first vote "for approval of either" and then vote "for initiative Measure No. 42."
Those against it should first vote "Against Both" and then "For Alternative Measure No. 42A."
Turnout was extremely light in both the primary and runoff and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann worries many will stay away Tuesday as well.
"Our agency is concerned regarding turnout," said Hosemann in an email. "All statewide candidates, education funding and county races are on the ballot. Voters have every reason to head to the polls on Election Day."
Harrison County, for example, has had 800 absentee ballots cast, according to Deputy Circuirt Clerk Connie Ladner. In 2008, a presidential election year, there were 4,000 absentee ballots cast.
Voters can check for their polling place at www.sos.ms.gov/pollingplace or by calling the Elections Answerline: 1-800-829-6786
Voters who suspect misdeeds should call the Elections Fraud Hotline: 1-800-829-6786
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and voters will be asked to present a photo ID.
Hosemann's suggests voters go to the polls mid-morning and mid-afternoon when voting is slower.