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Confused about who can vote in a runoff? Here are the facts

It looks like there could be at least one runoff election on June 24. Here's what you need to know now, courtesty of the Secretary of State's Office:

Can I vote for a Republican candidate in the initial primary and a Democrat in a runoff? 

No. You can only vote in a runoff of the party whose primary you voted in. However, if you didn’t vote in the initial primary, you may vote in either primary’s runoff. 

 Do you need your voter registration card to vote?

No. If you are a registered voter, your name should appear on the voter rolls at the precinct where you vote.

 What forms of photo ID are required on Election Day?

ALL voters will have to present one of the follow forms of acceptable photo identification in order to vote:

  • Driver’s license
  • Photo ID issued by a branch, department or entity of the state of Mississippi
  • United States passport
  • Government employee ID card
  • Firearms license
  • Student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college or community/junior college
  • United States military ID
  • Tribal photo ID
  • Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any state government
  • A Mississippi voter identification card

May a voter use an expired photo ID on Election Day?

Yes, as long as it is an acceptable form of photo ID (see list above) and is not more than 10 years old. The expired ID must contain the name and photograph of the voter, and have been validly issued by the federal or a state government.

 What if the voter does not have any of the acceptable forms of photo ID?

Free Mississippi Voter ID cards are available at any circuit clerk’s office.

What happens if a voter does not have a photo ID on Election Day?

A voter who does not have a photo ID on Election Day will be asked to vote by affidavit ballot at the polling place. The voter will then have five business days to show an acceptable form of photo ID, or apply for a Mississippi voter ID card, at the circuit clerk’s office.

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