Mississippi Senate election dates and Voting Live

Mississippi Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Mississippi Senate election Dates 2020
Mississippi Senate election​ Date: March 10, 2020​ 

After seven-term incumbent Republican senator Thad Cochran resigned in April 2018, Republican Governor Phil Bryant appointed state agriculture commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to succeed Cochran until a special election could be held later in the year.


Mississippi Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Hyde-Smith won the November 2018 special election to fill the remainder of Cochran's term, which ends in January 2021. Hyde-Smith is running for a full term for the seat. Other potential Republican candidates include state senator Chris McDaniel, who also sought the seat in 2014 and 2018.

Democratic candidates include former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and 2018 Senate candidate Mike Espy.


The Electoral system of Mississippi

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Mississippi, state legislators (including both senators and representatives) are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Mississippi's governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor, and treasurer are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Mississippi's United States Senators and United States Representatives are also elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Mississippi: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Mississippi Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Jensen Bohren (Democratic)
  • Mike Espy (Democratic)
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican)

Mississippi Elections Results

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Past Mississippi Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Roger Wicker (incumbent)

547,619

58.49%

+1.33%

 

Democratic

David Baria

369,567

39.47%

-1.08%

 

Libertarian

Danny Bedwell

12,981

1.39%

N/A

 

Reform

Shawn O'Hara

6,048

0.65%

-0.41%

Total votes

936,215

100%

N/A