Runoff election held Tuesday

Results in the July 2 edition

From staff and press reports

Republican Party conducted a runoff primary election on June 24.
These primary elections are conducted by the respective party and not the Secretary of State’s Office.
According to the Statewide Election Management System, 19,144 absentee ballots were requested as of 9 am on Monday, June 23.
This compares to 18,036 total absentee ballots requested in the June 3 Democratic Party and Republican Party Primary Elections.

Daniel Brunty/Staff Voters in Choctaw county will help decide who will be on the November ballot with either Thad Cochran or Chris McDaniel. Editor’s note: The Choctaw Plaindealer intended on taking a photograph of the poll workers and polling place yet were incorrectly told at a voting precinct that it was against the law. According to the Attorney General’s office, a brief video or photograph which would not be disruptive of an election should be allowed.

Daniel Brunty/Staff
Voters in Choctaw county will help decide who will be on the November ballot with either Thad Cochran or Chris McDaniel.
Editor’s note: The Choctaw Plaindealer intended on taking a photograph of the poll workers and polling place yet were incorrectly told at a voting precinct that it was against the law. According to the Attorney General’s office, a brief video or photograph which would not be disruptive of an election should be allowed.

In Choctaw County, there were 83 absentee ballot requests during this same time period.
During the Primary Election held on June 3, Choctaw County received a total of 54 absentee ballot requests, both Democratic and Republican.
Absentee Ballot totals are entered into the Statewide Election Management System (SEMS) by Circuit Clerks in each county. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by your Circuit Clerk no later than Monday, June 23 by 5 pm.
“Mississippians across the State realize the importance of every single vote in this Party Primary Runoff Election,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “We hope to see high voter turnout on Election Day.”
The Republican primary pitted incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran against Chris McDaniel.
According to State law, the following categories of registered voters are eligible to cast an absentee ballot:

  • Members of the Armed Forces or their spouses and/or dependents;
  • Members of the Merchant Marines or the American Red Cross, or their spouses and/or dependents;
  • Disabled war veterans who are patients in any hospital, or their spouses and/or dependents;
  • Civilians attached to any branch of the Armed Forces, the Merchant Marines, or the American Red Cross and serving outside of the United State, or their spouses and/or dependents;
  • Persons temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia;
  • Students, teachers, or administrators whose employment or studies necessitate their absence from their county of voting residence, or their dependent or spouse who maintains a common domicile outside the county of voting residence;
  • Persons who will be outside of their county of residence on election day;
  • Persons required to be at work on election day during the times at which the polls will be open;
  • Persons temporarily or permanently physically disabled;
  • Persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older;
  • Parents, spouses or dependents of persons having a temporary or permanent physical disability who are hospitalized outside their county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away from their residence if the parents, spouses, and/or dependents will be with such persons on election day;
  • Members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation, or their spouses and/or dependents

Currently, the 2014 Primary Runoff Election absentee ballot totals statewide are as follows:

Absentee Ballot Requests as of 9:00am Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Adams County 266
  • Alcorn County 227
  • Amite County 131
  • Attala County 153
  • Benton County 106
  • Bolivar County 127
  • Calhoun County 107
  • Carroll County 95
  • Chickasaw County 109
  • Claiborne County 20
  • Clarke County 179
  • Clay County 162
  • Coahoma County 93
  • Copiah County 135
  • Covington County 196
  • DeSoto County 768
  • Forrest County 529
  • Franklin County 151
  • George County 134
  • Greene County 107
  • Grenada County 235
  • Hancock County 235
  • Harrison County 901
  • Hinds County 861
  • Holmes County 143
  • Humphreys County 80
  • Issaquena County 4
  • Itawamba County 145
  • Jackson County 520
  • Jasper County 211
  • Jefferson County 17
  • Jeff Davis County 94
  • Jones County 213
  • Kemper County 73
  • Lafayette County 588
  • Lamar County 449
  • Lauderdale County 1031
  • Lawrence County
  • Leake County 86
  • Lee County 584
  • Leflore County 224
  • Lincoln County 397
  • Lowndes County 288
  • Madison County 972
  • Marion County 303
  • Marshall County 128
  • Monroe County 238
  • Montgomery County 168
  • Neshoba County 168
  • Newton County 116
  • Noxubee County 87
  • Oktibbeha County 495
  • Panola County 168
  • Pearl River County 462
  • Perry County 89
  • Pike County 325
  • Pontotoc County 196
  • Prentiss County 111
  • Quitman County 95
  • Rankin County 1235
  • Scott County 86
  • Sharkey County
  • Simpson County 151
  • Smith County 145
  • Stone County 107
  • Sunflower County
  • Tallahatchie County 55
  • Tate County 129
  • Tippah County 118
  • Tishomingo County 106
  • Tunica County 25
  • Union County 216
  • Walthall County 133
  • Warren County 289
  • Washington County 210
  • Wayne County 218
  • Webster County 106
  • Wilkinson County 27
  • Winston County 208
  • Yalobusha County 82
  • Yazoo County 120

TOTAL 19,144