Voters will return to the polls tomorrow to cast their ballots in runoffs elections across Mississippi. State leaders are urging people not to sit this one out. Four important seats are at stake.
The 2016 presidential race brought about 1.2 million registered voters to the polls according to the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office. Officials are hoping voters will return to cast their ballots in four runoff races for the Northern District Supreme Court seat, Court of Appeals District 3 and two house representative vacancies. One is District 106, Pearl River and Lamar Counties and the other is District 89, Jones County. Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef says turnout for runoffs tends to be low, especially around holidays.
"It's a fight to get people to turn out and vote and that's why we're trying to keep the awareness of these runoffs up as much as we can," said Nosef.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says these are important races.
"The supreme court decides every, interprets every statute in the State of Mississippi and the court of appeals does about half that work and then you've got two members that are going to vote on your taxation and everything else. So, I think it's real important," said Hosemann.
Hoseman says it's up to the candidates to get voters excited. He tells candidates he talks to, to get back on TV, Radio and knock on door. Polls are open 7 am. to 7 pm.