More than 27,000 absentee ballots requested for runoffs

Source: MGN

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office says, as of 1 p.m. Monday,
24,347 of the requested 27,518 absentee ballots for the primary runoffs had been received back to circuit clerk offices around the state.

More than 42,000 absentee ballots were returned for the first primaries Aug. 6.

More than 1.8 million Mississippians are registered to vote. Census data estimates the state’s eligible voting age population to be about 2.2 million.

Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by 5 p.m. Monday to count. For military and overseas voters, absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot.

For more information about Mississippi election laws or Election Day information, visit Y’all Vote by clicking the attached link, or calling the Elections Division Hotline at 601-576-2550 or 1-800-829-6786.