JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi voters are deciding whether to keep Republican Gov. Phil Bryant for a second term and are choosing between two school funding initiatives.
Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, and voters must show photo identification.
Bryant has spent $2.7 million. His Democratic challenger, truck driver Robert Gray, has spent just over $3,000.
Republican Mike Hurst is trying to block Democrat Jim Hood from winning a fourth term as attorney general.
Initiative 42 is on the ballot through a citizens’ petition process. It would allow people to sue to seek funding for an “adequate and efficient” system of public schools.
Alternative Measure 42-A was put on the ballot by legislators who oppose 42. It says the Legislature would establish “effective” public schools “without judicial enforcement.”