Republicans and Democrats across Mississippi will select congressional candidates in tomorrow’s party primaries. This year, both parties have candidates running in all four congressional districts. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In the 3rd Congressional District, there will be no Democratic primary because Shuwaski Young is the party’s only candidate, meaning he has already claimed the nomination. He will face the Republican nominee in the November general election. In the 4th Congressional District, the Republican and Democratic nominees voters select will face off against Alden Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate.
You can see all candidates below with links to their websites, social media platforms and, for those who responded, a link to MFP’s policy questionnaire and their responses.
1st Congressional District
2nd Congressional District
3rd Congressional District
4th Congressional District
Steven Palazzo (Incumbent)
Registered voters can choose to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries in their congressional districts between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. There is no party registration in Mississippi. Secretary of State Michael Watson has urged voters to verify their vote registration is active by checking online at this link.
When they arrive at the polls, voters must bring an acceptable form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license, state-issued photo ID, U.S. passport, government employee ID card, student ID from a state university or college, firearms license, tribal ID or a Mississippi Voter Identification Card. Information on how residents can obtain a free voter identification card from their local circuit clerk’s office is available here.
Voters are eligible to cast a ballot if they registered at least 30 days before the primary or by May 9, 2022. More information on voting is available on the Secretary of State’s FAQ section and Voter Information Guide.
The Mississippi Free Press provides a list of all polling places statewide as well as a list of polling places that have changed since the November 2020 election.
Editor’s Note: The Black Voters Matter Fund provided support for the Mississippi Trusted Election Project’s Phase 2 research.