Mississippi’s Secretary of State addresses Election Day concerns

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Election day is one week away and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is addressing some concerns voters may have.

WJTV was told there will also be observers in 32 counties.

Two credential poll watchers from each political party are also allowed to observe in the precinct.

The secretary of state’s office says there are nearly 2,000,000 active registered voters in the state and over 71,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

He did have a warning for anyone who has their cell phone with them when they vote.

“And when you go the polls, we are reminding everybody, despite what Justin Timberlake does; we don’t do selfies in Mississippi. The reasons for that, the Mississippi Legislature passed laws saying that they didn’t want people knowing who they voted, or possibly someone saying, here is my ballot, maybe I should be getting some monetary reward for that,” said Delbert Hosemann, the Secretary of State for Mississippi.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day which is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



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