Today is the general election across the nation.
Whoâ€™s on the ballot
On the ballot locally for the general election are the following races (some races may not appear on all ballots):
U.S. House of Representatives
Third Congressional District
â€˘ Joel L. Gill, Democrat
â€˘ Gregg Harper, Republican
â€˘ Tracella L.O. Hill, Reform
Chancery Court Judge
14th Chancery District
â€˘ Kenneth M. Burns
â€˘ Dorothy W. Colom
Circuit Court Judge
16th Circuit District
â€˘ James T. â€śJimâ€ť Kitchens
â€˘ William Starks
â€˘ Lee J. Howard
â€˘ Lee S. Coleman
â€˘ Bob Marshall
â€˘ Nebra Porter
Oktibbeha County School District
Board of Trustees
District 2 Seat
â€˘ Curtis Snell
â€˘ Marvin L. Williams
â€˘ Melvin Harris
â€˘ Yvette Rice
Do you need to know where to vote?
If a registered voter is unsure of the polling place where he or she should vote, there is an easy way to find out.
Visit the Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office website at http://www.sos.ms.gov and click on the â€śElectionsâ€ť link and then click on the â€śVoter Information Centerâ€ť link.
Upon clicking on the â€śVoter Information Centerâ€ť link, another part of the page, â€śExplore Electionsâ€ť will appear. Clicking on the arrow keys under â€śExplore Elections,â€ť the voter can find the â€śPolling Place Lookupâ€ť link.
Click on the â€śPolling Place Lookupâ€ť link and then type in oneâ€™s street address, city and state. Using a Google map feature, the locator will then direct you to the proper polling place and give you directions to get there on a map. The polling places for Oktibbeha County and their locations are listed below.
Those without computer access can call the Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerkâ€™s Office at 323-1356.
Where to vote: The polling places
Oktibbeha Countyâ€™s polling places for todayâ€™s general election are listed below. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. A reminder to voters and candidates: No campaign materials may be brought inside or within 150 feet of any polling place under state law.
â€˘ West Starkville â€” National Guard Armory, Highway 12 West, Starkville.
â€˘ South Adaton â€” Adaton Baptist Church, 1975 Old Highway 82 West
â€˘ North Longview â€” Longview Fire Station, 2168 Highway 12 West.
â€˘ Self Creek/Double Springs â€” New fire station, 3407 U.S. 82 West, Maben.
â€˘ Osborn â€” 16th Section Road Fire Station, 1726 16th Section Road.
â€˘ Northeast Starkville â€” Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State University.
â€˘ North Starkville II â€” Boardtown Village, 905 N. Montgomery Street.
â€˘ Hickory Grove/Southeast Starkville â€” East Oktibbeha Fire Station, Highway 182 East.
â€˘ East Starkville â€” Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State University.
â€˘ North Starkville III â€” Starkville Fire Station No. 3, 102 W. Garrard Road at North Jackson Street.
â€˘ Bell Schoolhouse â€” Bell Schoolhouse Fire Station, 2221 Highway 389.
â€˘ Maben â€” Maben City Hall, 4026 2nd Ave., Maben.
â€˘ Center Grove/North Adaton â€” Adaton Fire Station, 2237 Reed Road.
â€˘ South Starkville â€” Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Lynn Lane.
â€˘ South Longview â€” Longview Fire Station, 2168 Highway 12 West.
â€˘ Craig Springs/South Bradley â€” Craig Springs Fire Station, 2199 Craig Springs Road, Sturgis.
â€˘ Sturgis/North Bradley â€” Sturgis Fire Station, 2729 Montgomery St., Sturgis.
â€˘ Central Starkville â€” Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex, 108 W. Main St.
â€˘ Gillespie Street â€” Gillespie Street Center, 610 E. Gillespie St.
â€˘ Sessums â€” Sessums Fire Station, 3100 Turkey Creek Road.
â€˘ Oktoc â€” Oktoc Fire Station, Oktoc Road just south of the Oktoc Community Center.