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Mississippi primary: Light turnout, glitches at the polls

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Polls in Mississippi have been open for five hours, and the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports that there have been a few mishaps, including late-opening polls in a few precincts:

Voters go to the polls in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)

A few problems have been reported this morning at voting precincts, including in Hinds County.
In Hinds County, problems reported:
-- No Republican primary was being conducted at Marshall Elementary as of 9 a.m., two hours after precincts were scheduled to open.
-- The Oak Forest precinct didn’t open until 7:30 a.m.
-- The Baker Elementary School precinct didn’t open on time, and it was unclear if it has opened.

The Clarion-Ledger also reports that the Mississippi secretary of state’s office had received “approximately 50 calls into its election hotline” as of late Tuesday morning, and that turnout has been light so far across the state.

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