Month: October 2016

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 10/26/2016

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Webster County polling places listed

These are Webster County’s polling places by precinct, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8: DISTRICT 1: Eupora No. 1: Community Center, 142 N. Dunn St. Bluff Springs: Bluff Springs Baptist Church,…

Voters can change registration information online

From Press Reports   Mississippians no longer have to leave the comfort of their home or office to change their existing voter registration information. ‘Y’all Vote’ launched in September in connection with National Voter Registration Month. The site allows citizens…

2016 Election Dates to Remember

Nov. 5: In-person absentee voting deadline. In-person absentee ballots must be cast in the circuit clerks’ offices by noon. Nov. 7: Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the circuit clerks’ offices no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 8: General…

A few things to know about voting

By Brian Perry   If you want to vote in this year’s election but you haven’t registered to vote in Mississippi, it is too late. The deadline passed Oct. 8. If you are one of the 1.8 million active, registered…

Hosemann says state’s elections systems secure

From Press Report The Statewide Elections Management System, the database housing Mississippi’s voter registration information, has not been breached by hackers. Still, the Secretary of State’s Office is remaining vigilant. Security measures protecting SEMS from unauthorized intrusion include: Daily monitoring…

Each ballot cast is important

From Press & Staff Reports   It’s Election Day. Do you know where your vote is? If you’re keeping it in your back pocket, you may be doing something yourself and those around you a civic disservice. As the presidential…

Mock ballot available for teachers

From Press Reports   Students in schools throughout Mississippi may not be old enough to cast a ballot on Nov. 8, but they will not be left out of 2016 general election festivities. Promote the Vote, the secretary of state’s…

State election commissioners certify candidates

From Press Reports   The state Board of Election Commissioners met Sept. 14 to certify candidates on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Statutory members of the state board are Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Attorney…

Clerk’s office open 2 Saturdays before election

From Staff Reports   The Webster County circuit clerk’s office will be open the two Saturdays before the Nov. 8 general election for absentee voting: Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m.-noon, with Nov. 5 being the last day…