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Deadline for absentee voting is fast approaching in Mississippi

Circuit Clerks' offices across the state will be open 8.m. to noon Saturday, the last day to cast an absentee ballot in person. 

Absentee ballots submitted by mail must be received by the circuit clerk by 5 p.m. Monday.  Absentee ballots returned by military and overseas voters must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 “The Statewide Election Management System indicates roughly the same number of absentee ballots have been requested for the General Election as the Primary Election,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “Typically, absentee ballots are a good indicator of voter turnout.”

If true, expect a low turnout. About 18 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. 

The day before the Primary Election, approximately 18,036 absentee ballots had been requested.  As of today, the Statewide Election Management System shows 16,521 absentee ballots have been requested. 

 “Don’t wait until the last minute,” adds Secretary Hosemann.  “If you are eligible to vote by absentee ballot, visit your Circuit Clerk’s Office today.” 

Absentee ballots must be requested through your local Circuit Clerk.  For contact information for county Circuit Clerks, please click here.

 For more information regarding absentee balloting, please review our County Election Handbook or click here.

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