JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Secretary of State Michael Watson (R-Miss.) held news conference on Tuesday, October 27, to discuss preparations for Election Day.
Watson said things have been going smoothly with absentee voting in the state. He said dozens of people have volunteered to be election volunteers, and he’s impressed with voter turnout so far.
“The latest numbers we’ve seen, we’ve had over a 190,000 absentee ballots requested, an incredible number. When you look back at 2016 compared to 110,000 then, we’ve already had over 80,000 more requested, and we have several more days to go,” said Watson.
Circuit clerk’s offices in the state will stay open until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, rather than noon to accommodate voters.