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Absentee ballot deadline approaching for primary vote

Saturday, March 9 is the deadline for absentee ballots to be cast in the Republican and Democratic primary election on Tuesday, March 12.

The DeSoto County Circuit Clerk’s office at the Hernando Courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 9 for voters to come in and cast their ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries.

According to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, absentee voters can cast ballots if they will not be in the county on Election Day, has a physical disability that keeps that person from voting in person without a hardship, is age 65 or older, or is a poll worker who will be working at the polls on Election Day.

A complete list of qualifications to vote absentee is found on the Secretary of State’s website.

If you are voting absentee by mail, you must request a ballot at the Circuit Clerk’s office and those ballots must have a postmark no later than Election Day, March 12. Those ballots will need to be received to the Circuit Clerk’s office no later than five days after Election Day.

Polls on Election Day are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can locate your polling place using the map and locator found on the DeSoto County website. DeSoto County News will be live updating DeSoto County results on our website from the Hernando Courthouse after 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

Sample ballots for the March 12 primary vote are found here.