With just one week until the November 4 election, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann released a statement urging Mississippians to come together and cast a ballot on election day.
"We, as Mississippians, have a civic duty to participate in the electoral process," Hosemann said. "We have a duty to have our voices heard at the polls and cast a ballot for the candidate of our choice."
Hosemann asked for voters to remember those who have given their lives in the fight for your right to participate in the voting process.
"Those lives were lost so you could freely debate about candidates and issues. Those lives were lost so you could express your concerns without fear or intimidation. Those lives were not lost for you to disregard your right to vote."
He asked that voters in Mississippi become educated on the candidates and decide who deserves a vote on November 4th.
"It is time we move forward as a State. We were the first State in the country in recent years to implement Voter ID without federal intervention and oversight. When naysayers believed the sky would fall and thousands would be disenfranchised at the polls, we, as Mississippians, proved them wrong. It is time to do that again... I look forward to seeing you at the polls on November 4th."