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State election observers identify issues during election day

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — State observers monitored the 2011 primary, primary run-off and general elections in Mississippi.  Sixty-three counties were monitored in the primary and runoff elections and 44 counties in the general election.  The Secretary of State’s Office reports voting issues during these elections are outlined in the “Report on 2011 Election Day Activities.” One issue is bloated voter rolls. Currently, ...

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Hosemann scrutinizing number of absentee ballots

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — After the 2011 August primary, the Secretary of State’s Office says it noted an unusually high number of absentee ballots cast in the election. “Absentee balloting seems to be increasing in Mississippi,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Examining the number of absentee ballots cast in the state, and the reasons in which those votes were cast ...

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Officials question absentee ballot witnessing

COLUMBUS — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Lowndes County circuit clerk Haley Salazar are calling attention to a problem of a handful of people witnessing large amounts of absentee ballots. Salazar tells The Commercial Dispatch that she’s seen the problem since taking office in 1992. It is not illegal under Mississippi for an individual to witness multiple absentee ballots. ...

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