Minor voting problems reported across Mississippi

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi election officials reported a few minor problems Tuesday.

A machine jammed temporarily in Gulfport but was replaced.

Some Lee County precincts ran low on ballots. The circuit clerk’s office photocopied more ballots, but those might have to be counted manually rather than by machine.

Power was out for an hour and a half in one Jackson precinct, leaving people to vote on paper ballots rather than by electronic machine.

Rankin County ballots didn’t list party affiliations for Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and Democratic challenger Joel Gill. Circuit Clerk Carol Swilley says sample ballots were taped to each machine, with the parties listed.