Voter registration deadline approaching

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The August 6th primary election is approaching quickly and so is the deadline to register to participate.

The voter registration deadline is July 8th. Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says the county is busy preparing residents for the upcoming election.

“We don’t wait and have voter registration drives at election time," Johnson said. "Voter registration is year round and keeping the public informed, making sure your vote counts.”

There are four new precinct changes in Lauderdale County. Johnson said although things are busy now, she looks forward to seeing the hard work pay off soon.

“We’re really excited, the candidates have been coming by the courthouse to meet people," Johnson said. "We consider this a very important and exciting year.”

Mississippi voters can also now cast absentee ballots for the election.