Absentee deadline for Senate runoff Monday

Published 10:41 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NATCHEZ — Absentee voting is underway in Adams County for the Nov. 27 runoff elections for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Thad Cochran and the Court of Appeals District 4, Position 2 judge seat.

Nov. 6 general election results did not establish a clear winner in either race and the runoffs will be held Tuesday.

For the U.S. Senate seat, Democrat candidate Mike Espy will face Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith and for the Court of Appeals District 4, Position 2 judge seat, David McCarty will face Jeff Weill Sr.

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Adams County Circuit Clerk Eddie Walker said his office, located in the Adams County Courthouse at 115 S. Wall St., has already received several absentee ballots, and he expects a big turnout for Tuesday’s runoff election.

Walker said his office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for people who qualify for absentee voting to cast ballots. The circuit clerk’s office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday but will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for absentee voting and will reopen 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Mail-in ballots must be received in the circuit clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, to be eligible to be counted.

Qualifying reasons for being able to file absentee ballots include, but are not limited to, people over 65 yeas of age; college students who are away at school; and people who are overseas, including military members.

Walker said anyone with questions about absentee ballots could call his office at 601-446-6326.