JACKSON, Miss. (Press Release) — The deadline to register to vote in the June 3rd Primary Election is May 3 — this Saturday.
“Voting is a fundamental right guaranteed by our servicemen and women every day,” says Secretary Hosemann. “There is no reason why every eligible Mississippian should not be registered to vote. I encourage you to take advantage of this privilege today.”
Circuit Clerks’ offices will be open from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday to accept voter registration applications. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Saturday, May 3, 2014 to be eligible to vote in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election.
Eligible military and overseas voters are given an extended registration period in Mississippi. The deadline for our military and overseas voters to register to vote is May 24 ten days prior to the election.
Voter registration applications submitted after May 3 will be processed by the Circuit Clerk, but the voter will not be eligible to cast a ballot in the June 3 Primary Election. State law requires voters to register thirty (30) days prior to casting a ballot in a particular election.
Mail-in voter registration forms are available at your local Circuit Clerk’s office. You may also download an application from the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ms.gov.