Turnout for runoff election has been ‘steady’

Published 11:54 am Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Turnout for Tuesday’s runoff election has been “steady” so far in Warren County.

Warren County Election Commission Chairman Sara Carlson Dionne said just before noon that all precincts have been busy for the runoff that will decide the special U.S. Senate race between Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy.

Hyde-Smith and Espy are competing for the final two years of a term started by retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran.

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Two other minor races are also on the ballot — a circuit court of appeals race and some Warren County voters are deciding a special District 85 House seat.

“It’s been busy,” Dionne said. “We’ve had a steady turnout all day and all the precincts have been very busy. We’re pleased with the turnout and hope so for the balance of the day.”

Dionne said there have been just some “minor issues” with the election.

“It’s been going smoothly,” Dionne said. “Every election you have some minor issues, but it’s been a smooth election.”

Leah Rupp Smith, spokeswoman for Mississippi secretary of state Delbert Hosemann, said voter turnout has been “steady but slow” across Mississippi.

Polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.