Last minute reminders before election day

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - As you head out to the polls Tuesday, stop and make sure you have everything you need before you walk out the door.

A few simple things to remember:
• You do not need to have your voter card with you but do need a state issued photo ID.
• Make sure you are voting in the right precinct.
• Voters had to vote by party in August, but this election, you may vote for any candidate on the ballot, regardless of their party.

Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says turnout should be better than it was in August.

“Everybody’s interested, especially with all the publicity with the governor’s race. Everybody anticipates tight races on a state level, and of course, we’ve got a couple of interesting races on the local level that will be tight and everybody is interested in those. We hope to have the results in faster than we did in August. It depends on the voter turnout, and we are anticipating a real good turnout,” says Johnson.

Johnson says lines shouldn’t be an issue because paper ballots are back. She also reminded voters that write-in votes do not count. If you don’t want to vote for any candidate in a race, you may skip it.

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.