Posts Tagged ‘primary’

Justice: State’s military, overseas voting law conflicts with UOCAVA

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has been notified by the U.S. Department of Justice that current state law conflicts with federal military and overseas voting laws. Recent changes to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) require states to send absentee ballots to military and overseas voters who request them at […] [...]

Cities getting new mayors; still counting in Vicksburg

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Several Mississippi cities are getting new mayors, after yesterday’s party primaries knocked some incumbents out of contention. Jackson voters opted for change, as Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. placed third in the Democratic primary. Businessman Jonathan Lee and attorney Chokwe Lumumba advanced to the May 21 runoff General elections are June 4, and […] [...]

Some incumbent mayors starting to look for new job today

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Most Mississippi cities elect mayors this year, and party primaries yesterday narrowed the fields of candidates. Primary runoffs are May 21. The general election is June 4, with mayoral terms beginning July 1. A candidate must win 50 percent plus one to avoid a runoff, and otherwise the top two vote-getters advance. […] [...]

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