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Strong turnout means voters are still waiting after the polls close

Voters across Mississippi are still standing in lines waiting to cast their ballots tonight. Mississippi law says any voter in line before 7pm is allowed to vote even after the polls close.  (Photo source: WLOX) Voters across Mississippi are still standing in lines waiting to cast their ballots tonight. Mississippi law says any voter in line before 7pm is allowed to vote even after the polls close.  (Photo source: WLOX)
Shortly before 7pm, a line of voters was still wrapped around the outside of the D'Iberville Civic Center. (Photo source: WLOX) Shortly before 7pm, a line of voters was still wrapped around the outside of the D'Iberville Civic Center. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Voters across Mississippi are still standing in lines waiting to cast their ballots tonight. Mississippi law says any voter in line before 7pm is allowed to vote even after the polls close. 

By 1:30 p.m., nearly 1,100 people cast ballots at the Donal Snyder Center in Biloxi. That's significantly more than poll managers have seen in recent elections. For reference, 1,285,584 Mississippians voted in the 2012 presidential election.

The day started with several voting headaches, especially in Jackson County. Issues with voting roll computers prevented people from casting ballots for almost 45 minutes.

Harrison County had an issue with a poll worker in Biloxi who had issues operating the voting check in computer.  The circuit clerk says she went to that Howard Avenue precinct and ran the check in table until a new poll worker could arrive.

On South Mississippi ballots are the election for President of the United States, U.S. House District 4, a Mississippi Supreme Court seat, and a handful of election commission races.

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