Absentee voting in judge runoff underway

Published 1:18 am Sunday, November 19, 2017


NATCHEZ — Absentee voting for the Nov. 28 runoff justice court judge election is ongoing at the Adams County Circuit Clerk’s office.

County voters in the southern district will choose between Danny Barber and Eileen Mary Maher in the runoff for justice court judge. Barber and Maher received the most votes of the five candidates vying for the position on Nov. 7, in an election in which voters selected a new county prosecutor, Bryan Callaway.

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The clerk’s office will be open for absentee voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will also be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 25, which will be the last day a person can absentee vote in person.

Should anyone mail a ballot in, it must be received in the clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Mailed absentee ballots are required to be mailed out and returned by mail. The signature must be notarized before being mailed back.

People who are going to be out of town on Nov. 28 for a legitimate reason should bring a government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license to the office when they vote absentee in person.

A legitimate reason to miss the election could be that you are away for college or out of town for work that day.

Circuit Clerk Eddie Walker said anyone with a question about absentee voting could call his office at 601-446-6326.