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More than 51K absentee ballots cast in Mississippi

News Release

As of 8 a.m. Monday, 58,070 Mississippians had requested absentee ballots for today’s General Election, and 51,318 absentee ballots have been received back to the Circuit Clerks’ Offices.

More than 1.9 million Mississippians are registered to vote in the election.  Census data estimates the State’s eligible voting age population to be about 2.2 million.

Circuit Clerks’ Offices must have been in receipt of absentee ballots returned by mail by 5 p.m. Monday. For military and overseas voters, absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. today.

Polls are open today 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 State election laws or Election Day information, visit Y’all Vote, www.yallvote.sos.ms.gov, or call the Elections Division Hotline at (601) 576-2550 or 1-800-829-6786.