Hosemann: Turnout appears lower for runoff

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Mississippi's secretary of state reported steady traffic at polling locations mid-morning Tuesday but turnout appears to be lower than the general election. That's according to observers from Delbert Hosemann's office and the state auditor's office.

Hosemann said no major problems had been reported as of that time.

“We still have more than eight hours left to vote in Mississippi, so we are encouraging all registered voters to take the time to cast a ballot,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said.

Polls are open until 7 p.m. Voters standing in line at 7 p.m. are entitled to vote. As a reminder, campaigning for a candidate on the ballot within 150 feet of the entrance of a polling place is prohibited.

Problems at the polls or other questions should be directed to the Secretary of State’s Election Hotline at (800) 829-6786. Circuit clerks and designated bailiffs and poll workers at polling places can also provide assistance.