MISSISSIPPI (WMC) - If you find yourself in a long line in Mississippi on Election Day - don’t give up on voting!
Oxford, Mississippi mayor Robyn Tannehill tweeted the lines are moving quickly in the Magnolia State.
Besides the presidential race, there are several important issues on the ballot in Mississippi this year.
Mississippians will choose whether or not to change their state flag and legalize medical marijuana.
The new flag design, entitled the “In God We Trust” flag has received support from both sides of the aisle and features a magnolia flower in the center, with 20 white stars to symbolize Mississippi as the 20th state in the Union and one gold star to represent the Native Americans who originally settled here.
A NO vote would force the state flag commission to propose a new flag design to be voted on in a special election in 2021.
While removing the old Mississippi state flag featuring the Confederate Battle Emblem was controversial, it appears this new flag design could get widespread approval according to Ole Miss Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Conor Dowling.
Voters will also choose between two dueling medical marijuana initiatives that may cause confusion amongst voters.
Voters will first be asked if they approve of either initiative. If they do then they’ll be asked which initiative they support, but if they don’t approve of either initiative they have the option to vote against both.
Sixty-five would have Mississippi set up medical marijuana by 2021, 65A does give the state a timeline to do so.
Polls open at 7:00 Tuesday morning in Mississippi and Tennessee and close at 7L00 pm.
Remember absentee voters in Tennessee, your mail-in ballot has to reach the election commission by November 3 to be counted.
You have the option to drop it off directly at the post office in Bartlett on Elmore Park Road before 3:00 pm so that it’ll reach the election commission before the polls close.
For those voting in person, don’t forget to wear your mask and expect lines to be socially distanced.