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Today is National Voter Registration Day. Here’s how to register in Mississippi

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If you’re not yet registered to vote, today is the perfect day to do so.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, is recognized as National Voter Registration Day. Since its inception in 2012, nearly 4.7 million participants have either registered or updated their registration on National Voter Registration Day.

To encourage further participation, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has been on a “Voter Registration Road Trip” throughout the month of September. Stops thus far have included Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson, and Indianola.

“Through outreach and education, our goal is to build an engaged and informed electorate in Mississippi,” Secretary of State Michael Watson said. “Local elections often get decided by just a handful of votes, so every vote matters. By registering to vote or verifying updated voter registration information, Mississippians can ensure their voice is heard.”

How can I register to vote?

There are multiple ways someone can register to vote in Mississippi. The easiest option is to print out this form, fill it out, and mail it to your circuit clerk. If you don’t have access to a printer, mail-in registration forms are available at the Secretary of State’s Office, in public libraries, driver’s license exam stations, circuit clerk’s office, municipal clerk’s office, and public schools.

For those who prefer the in-person route, you can visit either your circuit clerk or municipal clerk’s office and they will work to get you registered.

How can I update my voter registration?

Like registering, there are multiple ways to update voter registration in Mississippi with the easiest being online. Voter registration can also be updated at your circuit clerk or municipal clerk’s office.

Is it too late to register for the upcoming midterms?

No, it is not too late to register to vote in the 2022 midterm elections. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, voter registration must be accomplished at least 30 days prior to the first election a citizen wishes to vote in. With midterms set for November 8, that means registration must be complete by October 8.

To learn more about voter registration in Mississippi, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

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