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Election issues have been reported in Mississippi

Among them, voters being barred from a polling place for not wearing a mask
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office reports calls to its Election Hotline have been...
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office reports calls to its Election Hotline have been steady Tuesday, with most calls relating to poll observer conduct and campaigning.(WLOX)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 3:45 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office reports calls to its Election Hotline have been steady Tuesday, with most calls relating to poll observer conduct and campaigning. It is against the law to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of an entrance to a polling place, unless on private property. All poll observers are advised to follow the conduct guidelines listed on the secretary’s website.

Election issues reported to the SOS Elections Hotline:
• Absentee ballots not available for the full absentee voting period in a municipality;

• An absentee ballot box left unsealed for an undetermined amount of time;

• A Municipal Clerk not providing absentee ballot applications;

• Voters being barred from a polling place for not wearing a mask;

• Violations of election laws

Problems at the polls observed by state observers or otherwise reported to the Elections Hotline will be referred to the proper authorities, including the Attorney General’s Office or appropriate District Attorney’s Office. The secretary has no enforcement authority.

For more information about Municipal General Election Day, please contact your local Municipal Clerk’s Office or call the SOS Elections Hotline at 601-576-2550 or 1-800-829-6786.

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