Voters will head to the polls next month to select their choice for federal, state and local positions.
Polls for the 2020 general election will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.
Yazoo County Circuit Clerk Robert Coleman said his office has implemented several precautions at each precinct to help protect voters and poll workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He anticipates heavy voter turnout.
“We have hired extra workers to work the election, and a cleaning crew to prepare all the precincts prior to the election,” Coleman said. “Voters are not required to wear masks, but we ask that they please consider it.”
Poll workers will also be personally protected and offer hand sanitizer for voters upon their entrance and exit.
“Our machines are touchscreen, but we will provide every voter with a pen with a stylus on it so they will not have to worry about touching the screen. They may take that pen with them or drop it in our drop-off box.”
Coleman added that both sides of the Teen Center precinct will be open to avoid congestion among voters. The machines at the N.D. Taylor precinct will also be repositioned to allow for longer lines and less crowds.
Local elections include:
Yazoo County School District 5: Wayne Allen and Larry Walls
Election Commissioner 2: Chilah Boddy and James Timothy Mood
Levee Commissioner: William Dodd
Election Commissioner 1: Jerry Alexander
Election Commissioner 3: Gretta Winters
Election Commissioner 4: Lynn McCallister
Election Commissioner 5: Claude Collum
State elections include:
United States Senate: Mike Espy, Cindy Hyde-Smith and Jimmy Edwards
2nd Congressional District: Brian Flowers and Bennie Thompson
Supreme Court Justice District 1 Position 1: Kenny Griffis and Latrice Westbrooks
Supreme Court Justice District 1 Position 2: Leslie King
Other state issues to appear on the ballot include the Initiative No. 65 medical marijuana program, House Resolution No. 47 and the Flag Referendum.
Federal elections include:
United States President: Donald Trump, Joseph Biden, Don Blankenship, Brian Carroll, Howie Hawkins, Jo Jorgenson, Brock Pierce and Kanye West.