Absentee voters casting ballots for primaries

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- If you will be out-of-town or unavailable during voting hours August 6th, then you might want to go ahead and cast an absentee ballot.

Mississippi's primary elections are three weeks away. Registered voters who are working, out-of-town during election time, or are at least 65 years old, may vote by absentee ballot at the circuit clerk's office.

Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says in order to vote absentee you must meet the legal requirements for it. The main one is being away from the county on Election Day for any reason.

"Look at your calendar. See what you are going to be doing August the 6th. Do you have vacation? Have you had surgery? Do you work out of town? Do you have a conference going on? Look at your calendar. If you are not going to be in town for August 6th, we're reminding voters to please come and vote absentee now," said Johnson.

Johnson says over seventy absentee ballots have already been cast in Lauderdale County. You can fill them out at your local circuit clerk's office.