Mississippi sees high number of absentee votes

Election day is tomorrow, but some Mississippi residents have already cast their votes.

The statewide election management system reported a total of more than 51,000 absentee ballots requested, around 51,000 absentee ballots sent, and a little more than 46,000 ballots received in the state for the 2022 general election.

The requested total reflects the number of Mississippi voters who requested an absentee ballot through their local circuit clerk’s office.

WXXV spoke with Harrison County circuit clerk — Connie Ladner — to see how Harrison County’s number compared to the state’s total.

“Well normally in any election, absentee is sort of an indicator of what election day will be,” Ladner said. “Midterms don’t usually garner too many absentee ballots, but this one has. So, over the last 45 days, we’ve been voting absentee and we’re around three thousand absentee ballots, which is really good for a midterm so I think tomorrow’s turnout will reflect that.”

Polls will be open tomorrow from 7 AM to 7 PM.

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