The Latest: Mixed turnout for Mississippi primaries

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The latest on Mississippi primary elections (all times local):


4 p.m.

Mississippi elections officials are reporting long lines at some precincts and sparse turnout in others for state and local primaries.

Voters in Tuesday’s election were choosing Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and lieutenant governor. They also were voting in several local races, including for sheriff, county supervisor and, in some places, superintendent of education.

There was only a Republican primary in three statewide races: for state treasurer, auditor and insurance commissioner.

Danny Glaskox is the election commission chairman in coastal Jackson County. He described turnout as “mediocre” by midafternoon Tuesday.

In central Mississippi’s Rankin County, election commissioner Eric Baldwin also said turnout was low.

Polls close at 7 p.m.

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