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Deadline to vote absentee in-person for Tuesday primary passes

County courthouses across Mississippi were open Saturday to accommodate last minute absentee voters. Photo credit WDAM. County courthouses across Mississippi were open Saturday to accommodate last minute absentee voters. Photo credit WDAM.
PINE BELT (WDAM) -

Voters across Mississippi had a last chance Saturday to vote absentee in-person for Tuesday's primary elections. 

June 2 was the deadline in all 82 counties to cast an absentee ballot in-person. 

County courthouses were open from 8 a.m. until noon across the state.

Deputy circuit clerks in Forrest County said about 15 people voted absentee in the first three hours, while Jones County Circuit Clerk Concetta Brooks said less than a dozen people voted in Laurel and Ellisville.

She said that could indicate a low turnout Tuesday.

 "If you don't have a lot of absentee, if that number is low, statistically, It's going to be low," said Brooks. "We hope not, we encourage people to get out and vote on Tuesday."

 If you vote absentee by mail, it must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 4. 

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