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Register by Oct 4 to vote on Nov 2nd

The voter registration deadline for the November 2nd general and special elections is October 4th. If registering in person, Mississippians must do so before 5 p.m. on Monday, October 4. If registering by mail, all voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, October 4. There is never a deadline to register to vote, but in order to cast a ballot in the 2021 November general and special elections, you must be registered by Monday, October 4.


Below are the guidelines to register to vote in the State of Mississippi:

  • A resident of Mississippi and the county, city, or town for 30 days prior to the election;

  • At least 18 years old at the date of the election;

  • Not declared mentally incompetent by a court; and,

  • Not convicted of a disenfranchising crime.

Mississippians can register to vote at any of the following locations:

  • Circuit Clerk’s Office;

  • Municipal Clerk’s Office;

  • Department of Public Safety; and,

  • Any state or federal agency offering government services.

Mail-in voter registration applications are available at Circuit Clerk Offices and on the Y’all Vote website (yallvote.ms). The application may also be used to update your voter registration information if you have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted.


To verify your voter registration information, visit the “Are You Registered To Vote?” section of the Y’all Vote website. If the information listed on the website is incorrect, please be sure to contact your local Circuit Clerk to get the information corrected as soon as possible. Upcoming deadlines are listed in the 2021 Elections Calendar.


Remember, there is never a deadline to register to vote, but in order to cast a ballot in the 2021 November general and special elections, you must be registered by Monday, October 4.


On Tuesday, November 2nd, voters in Hinds County will go to the polls to elect a new Sheriff to serve the time remaining in the term of Sheriff Lee Vance, who passed away in August.


Voters in County Court Judge District 1 will choose their County Court Judge. Voters in County Constable District 5 will elect a new Constable.


Absentee voting is going on now. Absentee balloting begins 45 days prior to an election and ends at noon on the Saturday preceding the election. The Hinds County Circuit Clerk’s offices in Raymond and Jackson will be open for absentee voting from 8 a.m. until noon on two Saturdays prior to the election.


Your vote - Your voice - On November 2 go out and vote