HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg city officials received an unexpected visitor Thursday morning.
A representative with the Secretary of State's office spent part of the day at Hattiesburg City Hall.
"They're here as protocol," says Deputy Municipal Clerk Kermas Eaton. "They're just doing observing."
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann told WDAM Thursday that city hall can expect more visits leading up to the September 24 election, and the visits will be unannounced.
"I wasn't aware personally that they would be here today," says Eaton.
The purpose of the visits is to oversee absentee voting and other election measures.
"If we have any questions about anything, they're here to answer our questions," says Eaton.
Eaton says that business will go on as normal. He also added that in the past two days, between 60-100 voters have cast absentee ballots.