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Mississippi has Monday deadline to register new voters

October 6, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents are facing a deadline if they want to cast ballots in the federal midterm election.

New voters have until 5 p.m. Monday to register, and forms are available at circuit clerks’ offices. Because post offices are closed Monday, there’s a Tuesday postmark deadline to mail the forms.

The Nov. 6 ballot has two U.S. Senate races — one for a full six-year term and a special election to fill the final two years of a term. Each of the four U.S. House districts has a race.

Also on the ballot are races for appellate court, circuit court and chancery court judges.

A few districts will also fill empty legislative seats.

If runoffs are needed for the special Senate election, judicial or legislative races, they will be Nov. 27.

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