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Mississippians urged to vote Tuesday

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippians will have a number of elections to vote in Tuesday.

Voters, depending on the area where they live, will choose one U.S. Senator, four U.S. House members, four state Supreme Court Justices, and a judge for the state Court of Appeals.

Six electoral votes from the state are also up for grabs. President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are most likely to receive those electoral votes.

270 electoral votes are needed to win the Presidency.

No identification is needed to vote in Mississippi, because the federal government has not decided whether to approve the state's Voter ID law.

With fewer state wide offices up for grabs, election turn out could be lower this year.

However, Presidential races usually draw more voters than municipal elections.

Those factors are one reason state and party leaders are urging everyone to let their voices be heard... by casting a ballot on Tuesday.

"If you don't want to vote for yourself, go vote for a veteran," said Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R).

"The citizens have their right to say on November 6th, and I believe Mississippians will turn out in record numbers," explained Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Director Rickey Cole.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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