By CARL SMITH
First-time Oktibbeha County voters and those who have relocated to the area have until noon today to register for the March 13 presidential primary.
The Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk’s Office, located at 108 West Main St. in Starkville, will open its doors at 8 a.m. today to accommodate last-minute registration. Voters who turn 18 years old by the primary may also register at the county annex.
County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton said those wishing to register today need to provide a legal form of identification when visiting the county annex.
“A driver’s license, for example, would be a good source; a photo would be helpful,” he said. “We have all of the new addresses in our system, but we’ll verify if the address they submit is the new one or the old one.”
Hamilton said he has noticed a significant amount of voters registering in Oktibbeha County since assuming the circuit clerk’s position. After completing a successful circuit court term, Hamilton is anxious to handle his first election in his official capacity.
“Things are going real well up here. We completed (the circuit court term) without any glitches,” he said. “I’m very blessed to have a very capable staff.”