Many races on ballot ahead of Election Day

Published: Nov. 6, 2023 at 8:47 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 7, 2023 at 7:09 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WMC) - It’s Election Day for many states across the nation, including Mississippi.

The highly anticipated election polls open at 7 a.m Tuesday. Click here to find out where you can vote.

This general election will elect Mississippi’s next Executive Branch which includes the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and more.

There are also multiple legislative seats on the ballot. This includes races for state senate and state house of representatives with many candidates running unopposed.

Some district and county races will also be on the 16-page ballot, so allow yourself enough time to vote.

Republican Incumbent Governor Tate Reeves is running for re-election as is Democrat Brandon Presley and Gwendolyn Gray who’s running as an Independent.

We asked both candidates about their plans for better-paying jobs, improving Mississippi schools, and plans for North Mississippi.

Specifically, some Mississippi residents are concerned with crime that crosses the borders from Memphis.

”I understand the cooperation that must happen not only across state lines but also locally so I would be totally committed to funding the task forces and the type of crime prevention that we need to have in that part of the state and to make sure criminals that break the law end up where they belong in jail,” said Presley.

Reeves says he will ensure law enforcement has what they need to fight crime.

”Well I’ll tell you I’m proud to have the support and endorsement of Sheriff Thomas Tuggle in DeSoto County,” said Reeves. “He’s worked with the Mississippi Highway Patrol for a number of years and he’s going to do a great job on that in DeSoto County. And here’s the deal in Mississippi, we back the blue. We’re going to support our law enforcement officers and make sure they have the resources that they need to tackle that crime.”

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