Hosemann Says Turnout Better Than Expected

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says voter turnout is higher than expected across the state.

Hosemann says early numbers from absentee ballots were low but since the polls opened, folks have been forming lines.

Hosemann said a small number of problems were reported at some precincts but he says they were corrected.

"A lot of people are showing up to vote," said Hosemann. "We have long lines throughout the state of Mississippi and I'm very pleased with that. We were concerned because our absentee ballot counts have not been as high as they were four years ago, but apparently people are making up for it by going to the polls."

Though voter turnout is heavy, state officials don't expect it to be as heavy as it was during the presidential race four years ago.