Republican congressional primary election set for June 7


Election season is upon us again, although there will be a very limited slate for Kemper County voters to consider.

The only race on the bal­lot in the June 7 Republi­can Primary is for the Mississippi 3rd District House of Representatives. The Democratic candidate is unopposed, so there wil be no Democratic Primary.

In the Republican Con­gressional primary, Michael Cassidy and Thomas Griffin are vying with incumbent Michael Guest for the 3rd District slot.

Cassidy, a veteran of the Navy, describes himself as “pro-Trump and pro-American worker” on so­cial media. Griffin advo­cates on his social media to implement Christian teachings in all public schools. Guest has served since 2018. He serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee.

The primary winner will face Shuwaski Young in the November General election. Young served as the external engagement coordinator under former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeb Johnson.

The 3rd District includes much of east and central Mississippi including Kem­per County,

The deadline for new voters to register has al­ready passed. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.

All registered Kemper County voters are eligible to vote in the Republican Primary if they so choose. A run-off, if necessary, will be held on June 28.

Absentee in-office vot­ing will be conducted at the Kemper County Cir­cuit Clerk’s office at the courthouse in DeKalb from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays. In-person ab­sentee voting will also be available from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 28 and Saturday, June 4. The deadline for absentee mail-in voting is June 7.

Poll manager training is set for Saturday, May 21 at the courthouse from 1 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Those with questions are invited to contact the cir­cuit clerk’s office at 601-743-2224.

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