HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest County election commissioner said voter turnout was low throughout the county as of mid-afternoon.
District 5 Election Commissioner Sue Polk said the Thames precinct was the busiest, with 587 of the more than 2,000 registered voters casting a ballot as of 3:00 p.m.
Polk said turnout for Democrats was low Tuesday, with the majority of the voters at the Pinecrest precinct voting Republican. There were 182 total voters there as of 3:00 p.m.
The Rowan precinct had 86 total voters with only one Republican casting a ballot just before 3:00 Tuesday afternoon.
Polk said the precincts in Petal have been busy due to two circuit clerk candidates (Reid and Wilkes) being from the area.
Polls close at 7 p.m.
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