Deadline to vote absentee in-person for runoff elections has pas - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Deadline to vote absentee in-person for runoff elections has passed

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Saturday was the last day for voters in the Pine Belt to cast absentee ballots in-person for next week's run off elections. Circuit clerk offices were open Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon for residents to drop by and vote absentee. 

In Jones County more than 600 people have voted absentee, and according Circuit Clerk Bart Gavin, that could be the sign of a good turnout for the election.  

"It actually to me shows there's a lot of interest," Gavin said. "We had a little over 700 for the general election, and this is a run off for it. There are fewer races on the ballot, so we're running about 100 less total absentees than the general," he said. 

Those voting absentee by mail have until 5 p.m. Monday to get their ballots in. Military voters have a deadline of Tuesday night at 7 p.m. to return their ballots.   

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.




  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:24 AM EST2017-12-14 05:24:37 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 12:27 AM EST2017-12-15 05:27:21 GMT

    "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

    More >>

    "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

    More >>
  • Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

    Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

  • Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

    Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:50 PM EST2017-12-15 04:50:53 GMT
    The Mississippi/Alabama all-star game will be played in the state of Mississippi for just the second time. Courtesy: WDAMThe Mississippi/Alabama all-star game will be played in the state of Mississippi for just the second time. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Mississippi All-Stars wrapped up its third practice at Hattiesburg High school ahead of the 31st Mississippi/Alabama All-star game on Saturday at noon. Although Saturday’s contest at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg is just an exhibition, the Mississippi players are taking it seriously.

    More >>

    The Mississippi All-Stars wrapped up its third practice at Hattiesburg High school ahead of the 31st Mississippi/Alabama All-star game on Saturday at noon. Although Saturday’s contest at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg is just an exhibition, the Mississippi players are taking it seriously.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly