Registration deadline approaches

From Press, Staff Reports

Circuit Clerk Deborah Hood Neal reminds Webster Countians the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Saturday.

State law requires circuit clerks’ offices to be open from 8 a.m.- noon the Saturday before the deadline for voter registration.

“If you have never registered to vote in Webster County, this is the deadline to do so,” Neal said.

Voters may also register by mail. Forms are available at the Webster County circuit clerk’s office, as well as on the Elections portion of the secretary of state’s website at Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Saturday.

Besides the presidential election, the state’s four congressional seats, one U.S. Senate seat and five state judgeships will be on the ballot. Districts 3 and 4 in the county are electing school board members.

Eligible military and overseas voters are afforded an extended registration period in Mississippi. The deadline for military personnel to register to vote is Oct. 27.

“I encourage everyone not to wait until the last minute to register to vote,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said. “Voting is our most important right and the key to our democracy. Remember all of those who have fought and died for your right to cast a ballot in this upcoming general election, and honor their memory by registering to vote today.”

Anyone with questions may contact the county circuit clerk’s office at 258-6287.