There is a run-off on June 24, 2014. Up for election are Senators Cochran (U.S.) and McDaniel (State), both vying for the Republican nod for this fall’s U.S. Senate seat and locally, Ronny Lott vs. David Overby for the Madison County Chancery Clerk position.
This election takes place during the Mississippi Bar Convention, which is an annual Lawyer’s meeting. Mississippi lawyers bone up on recent changes in the law and earn their Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours and ethics requirements to keep a valid, current law license.
So, if you are going to the bar convention be sure to vote absentee ballot between now and Saturday at noon. You can vote at your local circuit clerk’s office, M-F 8-5 and Saturday 8-12 noon. After that you’re out of luck.
Vote early, and as the saying goes…vote often.
Matthew Thompson is a Mississippi Family Law attorney and is voting in the forthcoming election.