Absentee ballots due July 30

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Voting by absentee ballot for Mississippi’s Aug. 2 party primaries has to be completed by noon on July 30.

To qualify for absentee voting, residents must first request an application by stopping by the circuit clerk’s office or calling the office to request an application in the mail.

Voters qualify for absentee voting if they cannot be in town during Election Day, are older than 65 or if they are permanently or temporarily physically disabled.

Residents in the military can vote absentee.

Circuit clerks’ offices around the state will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 23 and July 30 to handle absentee voting.