Election Day: Late Afternoon Update
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann continued to receive reports of strong consistent voter turnout today.
The call volume into the Elections Hotline has been steady, with most calls relating to polling location and voter registration inquiries. Visit our Polling Place Locator on the Secretary of State’s web site to find your polling place.
“Our Elections Division continues to address and answer individual questions,” Secretary Hosemann said. “So far, problems at the polls reported to our Agency have been minimal, isolated, and quickly rectified. Mississippians have been courteous to one another and to our poll workers, who are working hard to make sure voters are moved through polling places efficiently.”
Observers from the Secretary of State’s Office are reporting voting percentages of between 36 and 44 percent at random polling places across the State as of 4 p.m. today. These percentages do not include absentee voting, which averages about 6 percent statewide.
As a reminder, voters whose names do not appear in the pollbooks are permitted to cast an affidavit ballot at their polling place.
“Mississippi voters are encouraged to close strongly and take a few minutes to vote on the way home tonight,” Secretary Hosemann said. “Your country, military, and our State will be better for your participation.”
Polls are open until 7 p.m. Voters standing in line at 7 p.m. are entitled to vote.
Problems at the polls or other questions should be directed to the Secretary of State’s Election Hotline at (800) 829-6786.