November 8, 2016
So far, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has received reports of very high voter turnout and long lines at the polls as Mississippians began casting their ballots this morning.
“Despite poor weather in parts of the State, voters are getting out to vote for our next elected leaders,” Hosemann said in a press release.
Two minor problems were reported at select polling places across the State including:
·Jackson County: In some precincts, electronic pollbooks were not operational at 7 a.m. and did not have paper back-ups, which delayed checking in voters. The problems have been rectified.
·Madison County: At the Ridgeland Recreational Center polling place, machines were not operational promptly at 7 a.m. Voting continued by paper, and now the machines are fully operational.
Polls are open until 7 p.m., and if you're in line at 7 p.m. you are entitled to vote.
Problems at the polls or other questions should be directed to the Secretary of State’s Election Hotline at (800) 829-6786.