Lower turnouts were reported to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office for the elections, which were held on Tuesday. The call volume to the Elections Hotline remained low throughout the day as well.
Only about 200 calls were received to the elections Hotline between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Most of the calls were in reference to polling locations and campaigning.
A few issues that were reported dealt with campaigning being performed too close to the precincts and a few regarding municipalities requiring temperature checks before being allowed to enter a precinct. The administrative rules state: “a person wishing to vote shall not be denied entry to the location for failure to wear a face mask or failure to submit to a temperature check upon entry to cast his/her ballot.”
“We had over 15 dedicated public servants from our office traveling to various precincts around the state yesterday,” said Secretary Michael Watson. “We want Mississippians to know we are actively watching to make sure our election laws are being followed and properly administered so they can have confidence in our election system.
Any voter that cast an affidavit ballot on Municipal Primary Election Day due to not having an acceptable form of photo ID must visit their local Municipal Clerks office and show an acceptable form of photo identification by Tuesday, April 13.
Certified results will be posted here.