JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Mississippi's top election official says absentee voting for the 2012 general election is significantly lower than what it was for the 2008 election.
A news release from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says only 28,593 Mississippians had returned an absentee ballot as of noon Monday.
That's only 1.5 percent of the state's registered voters.
So far, the highest percentage of absentee voting locally is in Calhoun County at 3.28 percent.
In-person absentee voting ends at noon on the Saturday before Election Day.
Mailed absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on the day before the election.
Military absentee ballots must be in by 7 p.m. on Election Day.