Voter registration deadline is Saturday

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal

If you haven’t yet registered to vote in the Nov. 8 general election, Saturday is your last day to do so in your county circuit clerk’s office.
Saturday also is the last date to postmark mail-in voter registration applications if you want to register by mail.
State law requires all circuit clerk’s offices to be open 8 a.m. until noon Saturday to accommodate walk-in registrations.
Registration also occurs during regular weekday office hours.
The actual deadline is Oct. 9, said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, but because that’s a Sunday, the last day to register in person for the Nov. 8 election will be Saturday.
“We elect not only our statewide, legislative, and some county officials, but we also decide three basic constitutional issues this election,” said Hosemann.
If you prefer to register by mail, forms are available at your circuit clerk’s office, as well as on the Elections part of the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ms.gov.
Eligible military and overseas voters are afforded an extended registration period in Mississippi.
Oct. 29 is the deadline for military personnel to register to vote.
patsy.brumfield@journalinc.com