Monday, November 21, 2016

Mississippi voter turnout was 64%

Mississippi Secretary of State Dilbert Hosemann issued the following statement: 

About 64% of Active, Registered Voters Cast Ballots on November 8
An estimated 1.2 million voters — or about 64 percent of active, registered voters in Mississippi — cast ballots in the November 8 General Election, according to certified recap reports from counties.  More than 1.87 million Mississippians were registered to participate in the General Election.
About 99.9 percent of voters showed up to the polls with acceptable photo ID.  While other states remain embroiled in litigation related to voter ID laws, Mississippi’s law has not been challenged.
Additionally, although the U.S. Department of Justice sent 500 federal monitors to 28 states, none were assigned to Mississippi.
“We worked hard to implement voter ID laws in such a way so as to address any disenfranchisement concerns while still protecting the integrity of elections,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said. “Having no federal monitors is an acknowledgement by the Justice Department of our progress.  In the end, the credit for turning this page on Mississippi’s electoral history belongs to the voters.  Each person who cast a ballot on November 8 should be proud of this accomplishment.”
On Election Day, the Secretary of State’s Office received about 1,500 calls from voters with questions or reporting minor problems at polling places.  Most of the calls related to registration or polling place location.  The Secretary of State’s Office plans to add a feature to Y’all Vote, the State’s online voter information center, allowing voters to look up their registration information online.
The Agency also received several calls related to affidavit ballots.  By law, voters who cannot be located in a pollbook are permitted to cast an affidavit ballot.  Poll workers generally encourage voters to cast a ballot in their specific precinct, though, to ensure their vote is counted.
“The election process is a human endeavor.  In context, problems statewide were minimal.  Regardless, we consider every vote precious and important, and we do everything possible to ensure every registered voter has the opportunity to make their selection for our elected leaders count,” Secretary Hosemann said.
The Secretary of State’s Office will be emphasizing again affidavit ballot rights in upcoming training sessions with Election Commissioners, who run elections in Mississippi.  The Agency will also encourage Election Commissioners to emphasize affidavit ballot rights when training poll workers.
Additionally, the Agency will place a greater emphasis on the Polling Place Locator, which allows voters to use a web site to locate their correct polling place.
Some voters will have an opportunity to revisit the polls on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 for Runoff Elections.  Last week, the Secretary of State’s Office notified counties of runoff elections in:
·         Supreme Court District 3-1 between candidates John Brady and Bobby Chamberlin;
·         Court of Appeals District 3-1 between candidates Ed Hannan and Jack Wilson;
·         State House District 106 (Pearl River/Lamar counties) between candidates John Corley and Greg Holcomb; and
·         State House District 89 (Jones County) between candidates Donnie Scoggin and Ron Swindall.
Runoff elections for county and local races may be determined by contacting local officials or viewing the recapitulation report filed at the Secretary of State’s web site.
Anyone who was registered to vote in the November 8 General Election may vote in the November 29 Runoff Election.  Circuit Clerk’s Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 26 for absentee voting.
Voters going to the polls on November 29 will be required to show an acceptable photo ID to cast a ballot.  More information about photo IDs accepted at the polls is available at or 1-844-MSVOTER.



Anonymous said...

So, it is to be supposed that absolutely no KKK activity nor voter intimidation was reported? Contrary to the "Occupy Democrat" postings on Facebook with pointed- hooded people and Rebel Flags, the KKK did not show up, even in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

7:49 pm Mississippi were a swing state. Apparently, you have no friends in those states that were.
They didn't wear pointed hats or wave flags. They showed up in organized groups at high voter times. They deliberately slowed the voting process. They asked people in line who they supported in a threatening way. Men surrounded females who they thought looked like they might support HRC and though they did nothing, they stood within inches of the women.
While that doesn't change a vote, those who have to vote on lunch times or before or after work couldn't wait over an hour to vote. The women I know bravely stood their ground and stared back. But, the tactics are not ok with me and shouldn't be with you.
And, in at least one state, the roles of registered voters had been purged and the ability to fix that and vote by affidavit was difficult and time consuming. Some did anyway.
Kudos to Delbert for making sure our Voter ID law is fair. Unfortunately , not every state has an honorable SOS apparently as other state are still in court over theirs and some of the evidence of intent is very damning and includes emails describing bad intent.

Anonymous said...

The absence of Federal monitors is nothing to crow about since Mississippi was certain to favor Trump.

Snow White Rode A Unicorn To The Polls.. said...

6:45 is a well known writer whose favorite story line is fairy tales. The post is full of supposition, inaccuracy and speculation. Otherwise, however, it's fairly meaningless.

Anonymous said...

Would that be anything like the New Black Panther Party standing outside polling places with clubs in their hands? No intimidation there, right?

Anonymous said...

Ms. is not very important in a presidential election. We can have a 50% voter turnout or a 120% voter turnout. We can all vote for the same person or all vote for Mickey Mouse. No one not living in Ms. cares.
It is sort of a surprise that since voter ID we do not have some voting areas have over 100% voter turnout.

Anonymous said...

9:27 am You are the one living in a fantasy world of your own making.

I just gather facts. You should read newspapers in other states.

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