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It will be cold and it will likely be wet all day today.
Those factors do nothing to change the fact that Clay County voters have until 7 p.m tonight to make it to the polls and choose whether Angela Turner Lairy or Kenny Fowler will be the District 16 representative in the Mississippi state senate.
Absentee ballot voting ended Saturday, and the remaining qualified votes will be tallied this evening to decide the special election.
Fowler and Turner Lairy are both West Point natives, and they are running for a senate seat that serves Clay and portions of Noxubee, Lowndes and Oktibbeha Counties.
The seat was made vacant at the passing of longtime senator and West Point native Bennie Turner in December.
Gov. Phil Bryant declared shortly after Turnerâ€™s passing that today would serve as the day for the Special Election.
Not long after that announcement, Turner Lairy, the daughter of the late senator declared her intentions to run for her fatherâ€™s seat at the Clay County Courthouse.
Fowler made his announcement right before the Christmas holidays.
Weather reports have rain falling throughout the day with a high of 39 degrees.
These are truly not ideal conditions for a high voter turnout, but everyone who is qualified to vote in this election is encouraged to make it out to their precinct today.