Absentee accepted at drop boxes through midnight
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The deadline to get absentee ballots in the mail is November 3 in Mississippi.
Some post offices across the state are extending hours to accommodate last minute absentee voters.
These locations will collect mail from drive-through boxes until midnight Tuesday:
|POST OFFICE||ADDRESS||ZIP CODE|
|Gulfport||10285 Corporate Dr.||39503|
|Grenada||2500 Gateway St.||38901|
|Hattiesburg||220 S. 40th Ave.||39402|
|Jackson||401 E. South St.||39402|
Saturday was the deadline to walk in and absentee vote at circuit clerk’s offices. USPS says this is to ensure ballots are received and postmarked by the deadline.
Mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3 and must be received by the County Circuit Clerk by November 10.
USPS has recently come under fire after warning states that it could not guarantee all mail-in ballots would arrive in time to be counted in the presidential race.
That prompted a federal judge to order the Post Office to prioritize all election mail in November.
The ruling calls for the postal service to treat all election mail as first-class or priority mail express.
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