Mississippi election: In-person absentee voting begins Saturday


In-person absentee voting begins Saturday for Mississippi

County circuit clerks’ offices will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 29, for the start of in-person absentee voting for the Nov. 8 general election.

The last day for in-person absentee is Saturday, Nov. 5, when clerk’s offices will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8 and received by county circuit clerks’ offices within five business days after election day in order to be counted.

As of Sunday, Oct. 23, Secretary of State Michael Watson reported a total of 17,693 absentee ballots requested, 16,884 absentee ballots sent and 10,186 absentee ballots received for the 2022 general election.

For questions regarding absentee voting, contact the Mississippi secretary of state Elections Division at ElectionsAnswers@sos.ms.gov, call the Elections Hotline at 1-800-829-6786, or visit YallVote.ms.

On the ballot:

Congressional races:

  • 1st District incumbent Republican Trent faces Democrat Dianne Dodson Black.
  • 2nd District incumbent Democrat Bennie Thompson faces Republican Brian Flowers.
  • 3rd District incumbent Republican Michael Guest faces Democrat Shuwaski Young.
  • Republican Mike Ezell, Democrat Johnny DuPree and Libertarian Alden Patrick Johnson face off in the 4th District.

The ballot also will include judicial races. Four Court of Appeals races are on the ballot. In the only contested Court of Appeals race, incumbent 4th District Judge Virginia Carlton is being challenged by Bruce Burton.

This article first appeared on Mississippi Today and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.