Turnout for northern Mississippi congressional seat 'alarmingly low'

The turnout in a special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is "alarmingly low," according to the midday report from the Secretary of State's Office.

“We hope Mississippians in the First District will honor the memory of former Congressman Alan Nunnelee and cast a ballot in the election," said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

The report said Desoto and Lee counties were seeing the highest turnouts.

“Our observers are noting exceptionally low turnout in the precincts,” said Hosemann.  “We are electing one of only four Mississippi representatives to the United States House.  It is important to our state and our country.”