Meet the candidates for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District
JACKSON, Miss. — Candidates for the 1st Congressional District seat in Mississippi are gearing up for the election on May 12.
The special election was called after U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee passed away in February of cancer.
Candidate information as well as voting requirements are listed below.
U.S. Representative of Mississippi’s First Congressional District Candidates
Main website: www.BoyceAdams.com
Main website: www.samadockforcongress.com
Nancy Adams Collins
Profession: State Senator for District 6
Main website: nancycollinsforcongress.com
Edward Troy “Doc” Holliday
Profession: Dentist and Author
Main website: www.dochollidayforcongress.com
Dr. Starner Jones
Profession: Emergency Physician
Profession: District Attorney
Main website: http://www.kellyformississippi.com
Michael P. “Chip” Mills, Jr.
Profession: Itawamba County Prosecutor
Main website: http://millsformississippi.com
Main website: http://www.gregpirkle.com
Profession: Former Mayor
Main website: http://henryrosscongress.com
Profession: Transportation Commission
Main website: http://quentinwhitwell.com
Walter Howard Zinn, Jr.
Profession: Politician/Political Consultant
A Sample Ballot for the special election can be found here.
Everyone who plans on voting at the polls must show a photo ID card.
According to the Mississippi Voter ID website, any of the following may be used as a form of identification:
1. A driver’s license
2. A photo ID card issued by a branch , department, or entity of the State of Mississippi
3. A United States passport
4. A government employee ID card
5. A firearms license
6. A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college
7. A United States military ID
8. A tribal photo ID
9. An other photo ID issued by an branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
10. A Mississippi Voter Identification Card
If you don’t have any of these, please call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 1-855-868-3745 to receive a free Mississippi Voter Identification Card.
For a list of universities and colleges whose ID’s will be accepted, click here.
To find out where you go to vote, click here.
For all other voting questions, click here.