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.