Voter Registration Deadline Looms

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Unregistered Mississippians who want to vote in the November elections face an Oct. 4 deadline.

Presidential, congressional, and judicial races are on the ballot, along with positions for election commissioner and school board.

Citizens may register at their local county clerk's office or by mail. Voters must be at least 18 years old.

Prisoners in local jails may vote Nov. 4 if they are registered and eligible.
Under Mississippi law, people convicted of murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement or bigamy lose their voting eligibility unless in has been restored in some manner, a pardon or by gubernatorial or legislative action.

Click on the link below to access the Web site for the Mississippi Secretary of State.


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