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Hosemann concerned about absentee ballots

JACKSON — Initial inquiries showing a high number of absentee ballots cast in certain counties across the state in the 2011 primary election have caused concern for the Secretary of State’s Office.

“Absentee balloting appears to be increasing in this state,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “We have information dozens of ballots had been witnessed by the same person. The Mississippi Legislature has tasked the secretary of state with reporting on elections, and information on absentee ballots will be a part of that report.”

In the 2008 presidential election, the average percentage of absentee ballots cast, as reported by the counties to the Statewide Election Management System, was 2 percent. In the 2011 primary election, the average was 6 percent.


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  1. we sure think you are going to find a lot of wrong doing here in GREENE CO.they counted the votes 3 times and each time they came up with more absentee ballots from some where.

  2. What ever happened to go to the polls and vote? We should do away with absentee voting… the only exception should be for military personnel serving out side of the state!

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