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Get ready for Election Day

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Here in Mississippi, Voter I.D. is a big topic on people's minds.

Although Mississippians approved Voter I.D. legislation, the state hasn't received federal clearance of the law. That means voters are not required to have an I.D. to vote on Tuesday. The only exception is first time voters who registered to vote by mail.

Senator Kenneth Wayne Jones is disappointed with comments Governor Phil Bryant made last week when he said voters should show I.D.'s at the polls, even though they aren't required. Senator Jones will have a press conference on the issue Monday morning at 10:30 at the State Capitol.

In addition to the presidential race, Tuesday's ballot will include candidates running for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

Mississippi Court of Appeals and Mississippi State Supreme Court Judge, Election Commissioner and School Board candidates will also be on the ballot.

For more information on candidates and the election, go to http://www.sos.ms.gov/.

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