Mississippi has catapulted into the national spotlight as the top three GOP Presidential candidates vie for your vote.
"The deep south states of Alabama and Mississippi are the two major primaries," said Dr. D'Andra Orey, a Jackson State University Political Science Professor and Department Chair.
Although candidate Mitt Romney is currently leading overall, Dr. Orey says the "Bible Belt" as Mississippi is often called will likely test the front-runner.
"The question is whether or not Mitt Romney can actually win those Evangelicals for the national election, will they come out or will they go fighting, will they vote for a Mormon?" Dr. Orey said.
Dr. Orey said candidate Newt Gingrich, who's lagging in third has a good chance of taking the majority of the Mississippi and Alabama votes because of his Southern roots.
But on Tuesday, people are not just voting for Presidential candidates.
Ballots will also include those running for U.S. Senate and all four House Congressional Districts.
One of the most publicized races is between House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District incumbent Congressman Bennie Thompson and former Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer.
"It's going to be tough for McTeer, but it also gets her name out there, she's a relatively young candidate," Dr. Orey said.
Gene Everitt, the Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Mississippi, says her organization has taken lots of time preparing to help you learn more about the candidates through an online voters guide.
"They can know who's running, for what offices and they see some of the priorities of the candidates, the main thing is we want all voters to exercise their right to vote," Everitt said.
Tuesday's election is a primary election, so you'll either choose a Republican ballot or a Democratic ballot.
The polls open at 7:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M.
For more detailed information on candidates, go to the "League of Women Voters of Mississippi" website.
Also, for sample ballots and any other logistical information regarding details like your polling place and to make sure you're registered to vote, go to the Secretary of State's website or call the elections hotline at 800-829-6786.
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