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National Voter Registration Day: Online resources help prepare for the polls

JACKSON, MISS– Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and events have been announced across the nation in a blitz effort to bring citizens to the polls. 

41 days remain until Election Day, with just 10 days left for voter registration to take place in order to participate in the election.

For information on where a National Voter Registration Event is taking place, visit http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced an online resource earlier this month entitled “Y’all Vote” which created a way for voter registration to be updated online.

“With this service people don’t have to go to the circuit clerk anymore to change their address,” said Hosemann. “Secondly, they need to vote in the right precinct.”

A voter must also be located in the Department of Public Safety database by providing his or her name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license or identification number exactly as the information appears on his or her state-issued license or ID. The new information is then available to the relevant Circuit Clerk, who also checks for accuracy. Providing false information on Y’all Vote is a crime.

Hosemann said this website allows for that information to be monitored while saving taxpayers time and money.

Importantly, address changes after October 8, 2016, the deadline for registering to vote in the General Election, require the voter to contact the Circuit Clerk in his or her county in which the voter is currently registered.

To change voter registration information, visit Y’all Vote at http://www.sos.ms.gov/Vote/Pages/default.aspx.

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