Decision 2019

  How cultural conservative issues are impacting the Republican race for Governor

It's a race to be elected as the Republican nominee for Governor, and it's morphing into a race about who's the most conservative choice.

  Mississippi primary election four weeks away

  DECISION 2019: Lt. Governor candidates weigh in on teacher pay issue

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to hold presidential town hall at Jackson State University

Rankin County Judge John Shirley resigns to run for prosecutor

Hood holds narrow lead over Reeves in latest Mason-Dixon poll

VIDEO: Unusual ad by candidate for Holmes Co. supervisor wins over social media

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College students push for voting reforms in Mississippi

Mayor of Edwards running for transportation commissioner

Hernando legislator enters race for governor

Petal mayor pulls out of race for governor after wife’s cancer diagnosis

  Mississippi Senate special election runoff analysis

  DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Cindy Hyde-Smith wins U.S. Senate Runoff

DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Mid-morning update

Polls are open until 7:00 p.m. Voters standing in line at 7 p.m. are entitled to vote.

  Mike Espy holds final rally on election eve

Hundreds attend final rally for MIke Espy

  President Trump rallies support for Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of U.S. Senate runoff

On the eve of the runoff election, U.S. Senate candidates Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy are making their final pushes to get voters.

DECISION 2018: What to know before you vote

Mike Espy and Cindy Hyde-Smith face off in the Nov. 27 runoff election, which will decide who serves out the final two years of Sen. Thad Cochran’s term.

  Mike Espy winds down campaign before Tuesday’s Senate runoff

Trump tweets support of Mississippi senator ahead of runoff

President Trump heads back to Mississippi in support of Hyde-Smith

  Long lines of voters wait to cast absentee ballots ahead of U.S. Senate runoff

  Espy hopes to drum up support over holiday weekend

  Analysts provide Senate debate debrief

  POLL: Who do you think won the Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate | (WATCH FULL DEBATE)

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy faced off in the U.S. Senate Debate Tuesday.

  Record absentee votes cast in runoff election

The circuit clerk’s office will be open Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. That’s the last chance to vote absentee.

DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate

WATCH the debate at 7 pm on WLBT or CLICK HERE to watch it streaming on your mobile device

  DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Hyde-Smith, Espy prepare for Tuesday’s Senate debate

The debate will stream exclusively on WLBT Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

President Trump coming to Biloxi ahead of U.S. Senate runoffs

Tickets to the Biloxi rally are free, but must be reserved online.

Circuit Clerks’ offices now open for run-off election absentee voting

Circuit Clerks' offices are now open for run-off election absentee voting.

  Gloves come off in Senate runoff

Gloves are coming off in the U.S. Senate special election.

USM student group calls for Hyde-Smith to resign

A University of Southern Mississippi student group is calling for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to resign following recent controversial comments the senator made.

  Young voters weigh in on Senate special election issues

Millsaps students explain what they're looking to learn from the Senate candidates ahead of election day.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Espy campaign respond to video of her joking about voter suppression

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Espy campaign are responding to a new video that has surfaced of Hyde-Smith making comments allegedly regarding voter suppression.

  Campaigning continues with 13 days until the Senate special election runoff

Candidates continue to reach out to voters with less than two weeks until the runoff election.

Mike Espy accepts invitation to debate opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith on WLBT

The invitation outlined the plans for the event to be widely available, including television and radio broadcasts.

  Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith releases statement on ‘public hanging’ comment

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith said surrounded by rancher Colin Hutchinson and supporters at a November 2nd gathering in Tupelo.

  Absentee voting time frame will be limited ahead of run-off election

Elected officials discuss voting access in Mississippi, specifically absentee voting ahead of the runoff and some proposed changes to the process.

  CONSIDER THIS: Record Turnout

Nearly 900,000 Mississippians voted on Tuesday, setting a record for turnout in a mid-term election.

  Democrat Mike Espy hits campaign trail as runoff begins

The special election race for the U-S senate seat is now in overtime. Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy were the top vote getters and are now in a runoff.

  Cindy Hyde-Smith talks strategy as she advances to Senate runoff

Cindy Hyde-Smith discusses next steps in the Senate special election race.

  Watch candidates’ victory speeches here

Tuesday, thousands went to the polls and exercised their right to vote.

Computer issues delay voter results in Rankin County

They are currently working to fix the problems to get the results as soon as possible.

  DECISION 2018: Espy, Hyde-Smith advance to Mississippi Senate runoff


  Absentee voting up for Mississippi mid-terms

Absentee ballots reaching record numbers for a mid-term election in Mississippi.

  Candidate sound off: Cindy Hyde-Smith

Cindy Hyde-Smith answers questions ahead of midterm election day.

  Candidate sound off: Mike Espy

In lieu of a Senate debate, we wanted to give you the ability to hear Senate candidates answer the same three questions ahead of election day

Dedicate your vote to a service-member or veteran on election day

You are encouraged to visit the Honor Wall and take a few moments to dedicate your vote to a service member or veteran in your life on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.

  Candidate sound off: Chris McDaniel

In an effort to help voters get to know Mississippi’s U.S. Senate candidates, we’re asking every candidate the same three questions ahead of the election. Chris McDaniel answered those questions Thursday.

  CONSIDER THIS: Vote Tuesday

We have two U.S. Senate seats, which is very unique, Congressional seats, Judges and other local races on the ballot next Tuesday. Unlike the chances of winning the lottery, the odds are very good that you’ll be affected by the decisions of the people elected to represent us.

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch announces run for Mississippi Attorney General

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch reaffirms her plan to run for State Attorney General next year.

Candidate sound off: Roger Wicker

Roger Wicker answers questions ahead of next Tuesday's midterm election.

  Candidate Sound Off: David Baria

David Baria answers questions ahead of next Tuesday's midterm election.

  Candidate sound-off: Tobey Bartee

Tobey Bartee answers questions about his U.S. Senate race.

  Latest polling shows likelihood of Senate special election runoff

It's two week until the midterm elections and new polling shows that Mississippi's special Senate election will likely head into a runoff.

Tennessee, Mississippi among states most difficult to vote in

A new study reveals two Mid-South states are in the bottom three for the most difficult states in which to vote.

Cindy Hyde-Smith kicks off campaign bus tour in Collins

U.S. Senator and candidate for Senate in Mississippi’s upcoming special election Cindy Hyde-Smith began a new campaign bus tour in Collins Saturday afternoon.

Lawsuit: Utility to blame for damage to voting machines

The Enterprise-Journal reports Pike County earlier this month sued Entergy Corp. and the administrator of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Insurance Trust.

  Push for a Senate special election debate ramps up

Debate questions are now surrounding Cindy Hyde-Smith. Espy has sent a letter to her and McDaniel is calling her out for changing stories on her reasoning for not debating. Her campaign sent a statement that references not wanting to give McDaniel a platform to spout lies about her.

  In-person voter registration deadline passed, mail-in deadline fast approaching

If you want to vote in the midterm election in November, you're running out of time to register to vote.

  Mississippi Senate committee holds hearing on lifetime voting ban concerns

Mississippi is one of only four states imposing a lifetime voting ban on everyone convicted of certain crimes.More than half of those folks have completed their sentences.

  High School Students lead effort to increase voter registration in Adams County

The deadline to register to vote in the primary election is quickly approaching. Students from the Natchez-Adams School District have taken to social media to encourage people to vote.The video they created is around three minutes long.The students talk about everyone’s

  Hackers attempt cyber attacks on state voting system

Secretary of State shares information about cyber security penetration attempts

  Voters are encouraged to verify their registration ahead of November mid-term elections

Voters are being reminded that they should verify their registration if they want to be eligible to vote in November's mid-term elections.

  JPD’s public information officer to seek sheriff’s post

JPD PIO using social media to stop for votes for sheriff

Republican Price Wallace wins legislative seat

Decision 2018 results are now in for a House seat in the Mississippi Legislature.