Some Confusion about 'Crossover' Voting

Jackson, Miss.
The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office says most of the calls it has fielded so far Tuesday concerned 'crossover' voting.

Individuals recorded as voting in the June 3 Democratic Primary are not eligible to cross over and vote in the Republican Primary.

Other than that, the agency said as of mid-morning, election day was running smoothly with no unusual wait times for voters.

The secretary of state had at least two calls inquiring if a photo ID could be issued Tuesday. he says circuit clerks are issuing photo IDs for those who don't already have one. Photo IDs are required to vote in Mississippi.

“A quiet election where each voter is allowed to quickly cast his or her ballot without disruption is another positive step forward in Mississippi’s electoral process,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “We are hopeful this is a continuing trend for the remainder of the day.”

Polls are open until 7 p.m.

Voters are encouraged to call their circuit clerk, or the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-800-829-6786 if you have any questions.