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Election Commissioners

Election Commission Office Contact Information:

             P.O. Box 880

             Indianola, MS 38751


             email:  [email protected]






District 1

Terosa H. Bradley









District 2

Eloise Harris, Chair









District 3

Ron Carlyle









District 4

Roy Stanford, Sr.










District 5

Eddie Horton




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Poll Manager Responsibilities and Duties


All Poll Managers shall ensure the election is conducted fairly and agreeable to law; and they shall be judges of the qualifications of electors.  They resolve any challenges to voters and are responsible for processing absentee ballots along with the additional duties listed below. (Miss. Code Ann. 23-15-233)


Poll Managers are primarily responsible for:

 1. Safeguarding all election materials;

 2. Ensuring only qualified voters are permitted to vote and each

     qualified voter is permitted to vote only once;

 3. Verifying acceptable photo identification is presented by each voter;

 4. Verifying the picture on the presented photo identification fairly depicts

     the voter;

 5. Verifying the name on the presented photo identification is substantially

     similar to the voter’s name as it appears on the pollbook;

 6. Distributing ballot or Voter Access Cards; and

 7. Ensuring all votes are cast in secret.


Poll Managers are also responsible for the following:

 1. Verifying each voter’s name in the pollbook and writing “VOTED” in

     appropriate space;

 2. Having the voter sign the receipt book;

 3. Providing voter information;

 4. Deciding challenges to the qualifications of voters;

 5. Encoding Voter Access Cards;

 6. Providing voter instructions;

 7. Collecting Voter Access Cards;

 8. Ballot cancellation;

 9. Completing reporting requirements at the end of the election; and

10. Processing absentee ballots and ruling on absentee voter challenges,

     if any.




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