JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - All polling locations in Jackson County are now working nearly an hour after the official start of election day.
Officials with the circuit clerk's office told WLOX News Now the county is using electronic poll books for the first time. Apparently, some precinct managers didn't know how to start them up and that caused the voting confusion.
Minutes after the polls were supposed to open at 7 a.m., we received calls from voters in Ocean Springs, Vancleave, Hurley and Escatawpa all saying they were not able to vote. We've learned all of the polls were back up and running by 7:45 a.m.