Polls open across DeSoto Tuesday

Circuit Clerk Dale Thompson

Polls are open across DeSoto County from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today as voters trek to the polls to choose county court, circuit, state Court of Appeals and chancery judgeships along with choosing two U.S. Senators, including candidates vying in a special election to fill the seat of former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran who retired earlier this year due to health concerns.

A U.S. House of Representatives seat is also on the ballot.

Two school board seats, District 3 and 4, are also on the ballot.

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann along with DeSoto Circuit Clerk Dale K. Thompson has urged voters to remember to bring along a photo ID at the polls.

Any of the following IDs may be used:

  • A driver's license.
  • A photo ID issued by a branch, department or entity of the State of Mississippi.
  • A United States Passport.
  • A government employee ID card.
  • A firearms license.
  • A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college or community/junior college.
  • A United States military ID.
  • A 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.

Robert Lee Long is Community Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune. He may be contacted at rlong@desototimestribune.com or at 662-429-6397, Ext. 252.

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