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Register now for primary

If you’re 17 years old and you think you’re too young to vote in the upcom- ing presidential primary, you might be pleasantly surprised. If a person is 17 years old on the day of the primary but will turn 18 by the general election on Nov. 8, they can vote in the primary election.

“That’s why we try to reg- ister our seniors with cooperation from local schools,” said Lafayette County

Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley. This is the last week to register to vote in the primary, which will be held on March 8. The clerk’s office will extend its hours this week and will open on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon for people to register.

“Don’t forget to bring a photo ID,” Mosley said.

If a runoff is needed, it will be held on March 29.

Voters will vote either republican or democratic during the primary. If a run off is needed, you most vote the same way you vote during the primary. If you do not vote in the primary, you can vote in the run off election.

On the republican ticket, running for president, will be: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John R. Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.

On the democratic ticket, running for president, will be: Hillary Clinton, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuenta, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders.

Also on the ballot will be the U.S. House of Representative 1st Congressional District race with Republicans Paul Clever and incumbent Trent Kelly and Democrat Jacob Owens.

For more information, contact the Clerk’s Office at 662-234-4951.