1st District expects big turnout

In county after county, circuit clerks have reported unusually large numbers of absentee ballots for a midterm election. Typically, high absentee voting means a high election-day turnout.

“It’s crazy,” said DeSoto County Circuit Clerk Dale Thompson, reporting more than 2,000 absentee votes likely to be cast out of the fast-growing county’s 85,000 registered voters.