Mississippi Voters Take To The Polls; Early Turnout Mixed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Voters were heading to the polls across Mississippi Tuesday morning.

Early turnout is mixed, with the most people showing up in areas that offer both presidential and congressional primaries. Mississippians are voting on two rare open congressional seats.

In some areas, officials say morning rain may have slowed down participation.

But overall, poll workers are reporting that everything is going smoothly.

Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar says Monday’s visit from Barack Obama “spurred a lot of interest,” adding a lot of people have been asking how to register to vote.

In the past few days, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her family have been campaigning across Mississippi.