JACKSON,Miss.- Time to register to vote is running low, with the deadline for this years election set for October 8th, exactly 30 days before the polls open.
For Mississippians voter registration must still take place at the circuit clerk’s office. The process is simple:
- Get the voter registation form. You can pick one up at the circuit clerk’s office, or print it online at www.yallvote.sos.ms.gov.
- Fill out the form. Clarify whether you are “registering” to vote or “changing registration.” Follow the steps on the form accordingly, provide all necessary information.
- Return the form to your county election office by 12 p.m. on October 8th.
If you would like to change your registration Mississippians now have the option to do so online thanks to the Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann.
“We have thrown out the entire election code from 1890 and have started all new,” said Hosemann.”Online registration saves a lot of money and it gets our voter rolls right.”
While initial registration is still done through the circuit clerks office, Hosemann has initiated “Y’all Vote” an online system that allows for voters to change or update registration information without the hassle of going somewhere.
“Linking this ability to be able to change your voting place and also look up the polling place locators literally in seconds gets everyone in the right spot,” said Hosemann.