Preparations now underway for party primaries - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Preparations now underway for party primaries

Both parties are looking for a large turnout in Tuesday's primaries. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Source: WLBT Both parties are looking for a large turnout in Tuesday's primaries. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

Polls for party primaries open at 7 a.m Tuesday, but the preparation for tomorrow's turnout starts with a drive through. 

Hinds County Circuit clerk Zack Wallace's office opened a pick up system for polling station manager's right under the courthouse. 

Both parties got the opportunity to drive and pick up all the ballots they need for their precincts in tomorrow's election. The chairwoman of the Hinds County Democratic Committee, Jacqueline Amos, wants more people to turn out, especially since the ballots don't come cheap. 

"About 94,000 ballots were ordered for this election, and it would be really good if a number of people turned out to vote," said Amos. "So I'm going to tell the citizens of Hinds County especially, those ballots cost about 25 cents, we need you to come out and take advantage of it. Anything that's unused is wasted."  

Both Democrat and Republican were at the circuit court working together to exchange the ballot bags, but the work was tough.

Even though they were in the shade, the ballot bags aren't light. That plus the heat from the cars made the evening stifling.

Chairman of the Hinds County Republican Party, Pete Perry, knew that the pick-ups were going to be in high numbers. 

"There are 110 precincts, and there's 110 for democrats and 110 for republicans, so there were that many cars driving through there picking up all their bags," said Perry. "We put the bags in the car, get them to sign for it and drive on the way. Cars are driving through, it get's hot because all the cars are sitting there, running their engines." 

Both parties are looking for a large turnout in Tuesday's primaries. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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