Monday, December 5, 2022

Elections

By Arekia Bennett, Executive Director of Mississippi Votes (via The Root) While folks around the country are galvanizing today, National Voter Registration Day, to make sure people are eligible to vote come Election Day, here in Mississippi, young black voters...
A debate/meet & greet for Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk candidates is set for Breath of Life Christian Center on Feb. 10. Presented by the Booker T. Washington Alumni Association, the bi-partisan event is scheduled for 7 p.m. The...
Early voting now is underway through Feb. 25 for the March 3 Presidential Preference Primary and the Shelby County Primary Election. Election officials predict about 30 percent of the county’s 563,370 registered voters will have cast their ballots by the...
By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee activist Justin Jones has filed to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the upcoming 2020 primary election. According to the Federal Election Commission, Jones filed to run for the Nashville congressional seat on Monday. Jones did...
Early voting for runoff elections for Memphis City Council District 1 and District 7 is now underway. Meanwhile, Shelby County Election Commission officials are scrambling to get more voters added to their roll while local advocacy groups are pushing to...
At 92, retired Capt. Jerry Williams of the Memphis Police Department most likely will drive to his local precinct to vote in the Oct. 3 Municipal Election. And if by some chance he can’t continue his personal tradition, he’ll...
By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss.  — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned...
At 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 — as I type this sentence — various pundits on various networks are reminding us of what we already expected: That due to record-breaking early voter turnout, we don't know the outcome of...