ADA — Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, for the annual school election, and Marilyn McDaniel, secretary of the Pontotoc County Election Board, offered voters tips on how to make their votes count.

A valid marking — a filled-in arrow — is shown on posters at the polling place and inside the voting booths. If voters make mistakes marking their ballots, they should not try to correct those errors. Instead, voters should return the spoiled ballot to the precinct officials who will destroy it and issue a new ballot to the voter.

McDaniel urges voters to take their voter identification cards with them to the polls. “Your voter identification card can help Precinct Officials find your name in the Precinct Registry and it may also help them resolve the problem if you are not listed in the precinct registry.”

Voters whose names are not found in the precinct registry, or a voter who disagrees with the information shown in the registry, may need to cast a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot is sealed in a special envelope and counted after election day if the voter’s information can be verified by the County Election Board.

Anyone who is eligible and at the polling place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday will be entitled to vote.

Following is a list of the precinct polling places in Pontotoc County that will be open for the annual school election:

Precinct 25, First Pentecostal Church; Precinct 31, Irving Center; Precinct 51, Allen First Baptist Church; Precinct 52, Pontotoc County Agri-plex; Precinct 53, Wintersmith Park Lodge, east wing; Precinct 55, Fitzhugh Methodist Church; Precinct 56, Francis City Hall; Precinct 58, Latta School library; Precinct 59, Oil Center Pentecostal Church; Precinct 60, Byng City Hall/Fire Station; Precinct 53, Roff City Hall; Precinct 66, Union Hill Baptist Church; Precinct 67, Vanoss School Ag. Building; Precinct 68, McLish School library; and Precinct 98, Vanoss School Ag. Building.

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