Absentee voting underway

From staff and press reports

Absentee voting for the primary August elections began in the circuit clerk’s office at 8 a.m. Monday, June 22.

The last day to register to vote for the Aug. 4 and 25 primary elections will be July 4.

The circuit clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon that day for last minute registration.

Absentee voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 1.

On the ballot are state elections including governor, state house and senate seats and county elections such as sheriff, chancery and circuit clerk, board of supervisors and coroner.

In order to cast an absentee ballot voters must be registered in Winston County and have a valid photo ID.

Two acceptable proofs of residency for voters to use when registering are a driver’s license with a Winston County address or a utility bill, among other ways to show proof of identification.

Because July 4 falls on a Saturday, the office will observe the Independence Day holiday July 3, the day designated by the State of Mississippi.

Democratic and Republican ballots for review are available at the circuit clerk’s office and will be published in Journal July 1 edition.