“Unusually High” Absentee Ballot Rates in Mississippi Election

28th of July 2015

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann takes note via Y’All Politics:

A statewide comparison of absentee ballots cast thus far in the Primary Election shows several counties have a high number of absentee ballots requested.

“High absentee ballots are always cause for concern with our Agency,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Now that Mississippi has passed Voter ID, absentee balloting has the highest potential for fraud in our State.”

Percentages are based on the total number of eligible voters to the total number of requested absentee ballots. On average, the percentage of absentee ballots cast in an election is 5-6%.

Counties whose requested absentee ballots are higher than 5%:

• Noxubee 13.66%
• Quitman 10.77%
• Claiborne 7.73%
• Tallahatchie 7.20%
• Benton 5.8%

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