Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Register to Vote Before Oct. 5

November 4th is election day.  Mississippians go to the polls to elect one of our two U.S. Senators. Per the U.S. Constitution, each state, regardless of population, receives the representation of two Senators. That, thankfully, puts Mississippi on even footing with other states like Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and California. 

Also important, especially in the Senate, is seniority.  Mississippi enjoys the seniority of Senator Thad Cochran, who ranks third only behind Democrat Patrick Leahy and fellow Republican Orrin Hatch in service longevity. Senator Cochran is the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and, if the Republicans take control of the Senate as predicted, will be Senate Appropriations Chair. Senator Cochran's Democrat opponent couldn't make it past one full term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

We have a distinct choice when we go to the polls on November 4.  If you are not registered to vote, I encourage you to, but you must do so thirty days before the general election, i.e., before 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 4. Don't delay, go to the Circuit Clerk's office as soon as possible and register.

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