Palazzo, Taylor to square off with three other candidates in Republican primary Tuesday
By Dwayne Bremer
May 30, 2014, 19:52
Hancock County voters will cast ballots Tuesday in the Republican and Democratic primaries for the Fourth Congressional District Representative and one of Mississippi's senate seats.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at all of the county's 25 precincts.
In Mississippi, voters do not have to be registered in a particular political party.
Voters Tuesday will have the option to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary, but not both.
This year's primary consists of five Democratic candidates and seven Republican candidates.
In the Democratic primary for the Fourth Congressional Race, Trish Causey will face off against Matt Moore.
Democratic senate candidates include WIlliam Bond Compton Jr., Bill Marcy, and Jonathan Rawl.
On the Republican side, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran will be challenged by Thomas L. Carey and Chris McDaniel.
In the Fourth Congressional Republican primary, incumbent Rep. Steven Palazzo has four challengers: Former U.S. Rep Gene Taylor, Tom Carter, Ron Vincent, and Tavish C. Kelly.
The winners of the respective primaries will face off against each other in the November general election.
Voter should be aware that there have been a few changes to the county's polling places in the past two years. The biggest change is in the Lakeshore and Clermont Harbor communities. The two precincts have been combined into one, with the new location being the Lakeshore Community Center at 6440 Lower Bay Road.
The North Bay West precinct, formerly at Bay High School, will be moved across the street to American Legion Post 139.
The Waveland West precinct, formerly at Waveland Elementary, has been moved to the fire station at 427 Highway 90.
An updated list of county polling places is available in today's edition on page 3A.
Anyone with further questions about the election or where they vote can call the Hancock County Circuit Clerk's office at 228-467-5265.