Absentee Ballot Requests Up for Runoffs

Jackson, Miss. The Democratic Party and Republican Party are conducting runoff primary elections June 24.

Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran are vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Douglas MacArthur Magee and Dennis Quinn are seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. House District 3.

According to the Statewide Election Management System, 19,144 absentee ballots had been requested. That compares to 18,036 total absentee ballots requested for the June 3 primaries.

Lauderdale County had the second highest number requested at 1,031, behind Rankin County's 1,235.

Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by circuit clerks no later than 5 p.m. June 23.

Absentee Ballot totals are entered into the Statewide Election Management System (SEMS) by Circuit Clerks in each county. Currently, the 2014 Primary Runoff Election absentee ballot totals statewide are as follows:

County-by-County list of absentee ballot requests (provided by the Secretary of State's Office):

Adams County
266

Alcorn County
227

Amite County
131

Attala County
153

Benton County
106

Bolivar County
127

Calhoun County
107

Carroll County
95

Chickasaw County
109

Choctaw County
83

Claiborne County
20

Clarke County
179

Clay County
162

Coahoma County
93

Copiah County
135

Covington County
196

DeSoto County
768

Forrest County
529

Franklin County
151

George County
134

Greene County
107

Grenada County
235

Hancock County
235

Harrison County
901

Hinds County
861

Holmes County
143

Humphreys County
80

Issaquena County
4

Itawamba County
145

Jackson County
520

Jasper County
211

Jefferson County
17

Jeff Davis County
94

Jones County
213

Kemper County
73

Lafayette County
588

Lamar County
449

Lauderdale County
1031

Lawrence County

Leake County
86

Lee County
584

Leflore County
224

Lincoln County
397

Lowndes County
288

Madison County
972

Marion County
303

Marshall County
128

Monroe County
238

Montgomery County
168

Neshoba County
168

Newton County
116

Noxubee County
87

Oktibbeha County
495

Panola County
168

Pearl River County
462

Perry County
89

Pike County
325

Pontotoc County
196

Prentiss County
111

Quitman County
95

Rankin County
1235

Scott County
86

Sharkey County

Simpson County
151

Smith County
145

Stone County
107

Sunflower County

Tallahatchie County
55

Tate County
129

Tippah County
118

Tishomingo County
106

Tunica County
25

Union County
216

Walthall County
133

Warren County
289

Washington County
210

Wayne County
218

Webster County
106

Wilkinson County
27

Winston County
208

Yalobusha County
82

Yazoo County
120

TOTAL
19,144


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