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Secretary of State encourages voters to go vote Tuesday

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann wants all registered voters to cast ballots in Tuesday's election rain or shine.

Mississippians will chose candidates in all four congressional races, as well as judgeships.

Hosemann said 10,000 people will be working in more than 1,800 precincts across the state.

More than 5,000 computers will be in operation.

There are 1.8 million registered voters in the state.

In 2006, the last non-gubernatorial and non-presidential race, approximately 600,000 Mississippians cast ballots.

The Secretary of State said workers from his office will be in 29 counties monitoring elections.

He said voters can affect government policies from the deficit to healthcare by participating in the process to chose their elected officials.

"We've buried 70 Mississippians who have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq in order for us to go cast a ballot, and I think people need to get in their truck and get off their sofa and go vote," said Hosemann.

For the first time you can report problems or pose questions to the Secretary of State's office by sending a text.

To do so voters can text "VOTE" to 57711, or you can call the Election Hotline at 1-800-829-6786.

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