Monday, August 28, 2023

Primary Runoff Election Absentee Report (Aug. 28)

JACKSON, Miss – As of Monday, August 28, 2023, the Statewide Election Management System (SEMS) reported a total of 12,897 absentee ballots requested, 12,604 absentee ballots sent, and 10,415 absentee ballots received in the state of Mississippi for the 2023 Primary Runoff Election. 

As a reminder, the requested total reflects the number of Mississippi voters who have requested an absentee ballot through their local Circuit Clerk's Office. The sent total reflects the number of absentee ballots sent to voters from Circuit Clerk Offices. The received total reflects the number of completed absentee ballots returned to Circuit Clerk Offices. 

  • County Circuit Clerks are consistently receiving requests for absentee ballots and processing those requests. This will cause a difference in the number of ballots requested and ballots sent due to continuous processing.
  • Absentee ballots will be accepted or rejected by the resolution board. The accepted or rejected columns will not reflect the actual number of accepted or rejected ballots until after the election.


Additional Reminders

  • Mississippians who have requested an absentee ballot may track their ballot utilizing the My Election Day ballot tracker. 
  • All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (August 29) and received within five business days of Election Day in order to count.
  • The Resolution Board can begin processing absentee ballots at the opening of the polls on Election Day (7 a.m.). 
  • County election officials can tabulate ballots at the closing of the polls on Election Day (7 p.m.).
  • For questions regarding absentee voting, please contact our Elections Division at, call the Elections Hotline at 1-800-829-6786, or visit