Poll workers not present at three locations

As of 9 a.m., the Secretary of State’s Office has received reports of steady turnout at the polls.  There have been no reports of long lines and relatively few problems across the state in today’s Primary Election.

The following issues have been reported at select polling places across the state including:

  • Hinds County

o   At the United Methodist Church precinct in Raymond, no poll workers were present for the Republican Primary Election and therefore, no ballots were available.  To our knowledge at this time, this issue has not been rectified.

o   At the Oak Forest Elementary precinct in Jackson, no poll workers were present for the Republican Primary Election and therefore, no ballots were available.  To our knowledge at this time, this issue has not been rectified.

o   At the Pine View Church precinct in Clinton, incorrect ballots were issued in the Republican Primary Election.  To our knowledge at this time, this issue has not been rectified.

  • Madison County

o   At the Victory Baptist Church precinct, no poll workers were present for the Democratic Primary Election, and therefore, no ballots were available. To our knowledge at this time, this issue has not been rectified.

Polls close at 7 p.m.  Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot.

Primary Elections are conducted by political parties in Mississippi.  The Secretary of State’s Office has observers in precincts across the State. Problems at the polls observed by State observers or otherwise reported to the Elections Division will be referred to the authorities, including the Attorney General’s Office or appropriate District Attorney’s Office.  The Secretary of State’s Office has no enforcement authority to resolve problems.

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.