Municipal primary voter registration deadline nears

Staff Writer

Those wanting to cast a ballot for the first time in Mississippi have until April 1 to register to vote in order to participate in municipal primary elections.

The deadline comes 30 days before primary polls open at 7 a.m. on May 2.

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office said Municipal Clerks’ offices will be open on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to accept in-person applications.  

Hosemann’s office then said Mississippians who are already registered to vote, but have recently moved or changed their name, must update their registration information in order to cast a ballot in the correct precinct on the day of the primary.

“Our communities are shaped by our local leaders, but governance begins at the ballot box when citizens cast their vote on Election Day,” Hosemann said.  “I am encouraging all eligible, voting age Mississippians to fill out and file their registration application today.”