Voter registration deadline nears for state primaries

The deadline for registering to vote is today. New Mississippi voters who are hoping to cast a ballot in the August 6th Primary Election will have to act fast if they want to register to vote.

Mississippi’s registration deadline is Monday, July 8th, and Circuit Clerks’ offices will be open until 5 p.m. to accept in-person applications and to receive applications sent by mail, which must have a postmark date of no later than July 8th.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says if new voters do not get their registration completed in time to vote in the August 6th primary, they should still complete and turn in their application because they will still be allowed to vote in the November General Election.

Absentee ballots are being cast by Mississippians across the state and will continue until next month.