Miss. to vote on U.S. offices, state judicial seats

JACKSON – (AP) Mississippi voters are preparing to choose one U.S. senator, four U.S. House members, four state Supreme Court justices and one judge for the state Court of Appeals.

They'll also decide whether Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney will get Mississippi's six electoral votes for president. At least 270 electoral votes are needed to win.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

People won't be required to show identification because the federal government hasn't decided whether to approve Mississippi's proposed voter ID law.

There's one contested race in each of the three Supreme Court districts — northern, central and southern. There's also one uncontested race in the central district.

The only Court of Appeals contest is in a district that includes the Delta and most of Jackson.