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Celebrate the Fourth by registering to vote

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The deadline to register to vote in the August Primary Election is Saturday, July 4. 

The Attorney General’s Office has advised Circuit Clerk’s Offices must be open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on July 4 to accept voter registration applications.

“This is a big election year in Mississippi,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “Most statewide offices are on the ballot.  We encourage you to take the time to educate yourself on the candidates and participate in the electoral process by registering to vote today,” he continues.

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 3, as post offices will be closed on July 4, in observance of the holiday. 

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 July 25.

Voter registration applications submitted after July 4, will be processed by the Circuit Clerk, but the voter will not be eligible to cast a ballot in the August Primary Election. 

Voter registration applications are available at your local Circuit Clerk’s office in the county of residence.  This application may also be used to update your voter registration information if you have moved or had a name change.  

Click here to also download a voter registration application from the Secretary of State's website.  

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