Voter Registration and Voting

 

Voter Deadlines

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Voter Registration Applications

Available in the Circuit's office or can be download here

 

Voter Registration Application

 

Once the application is completed and signed, it may be hand delivered or mailed to the Circuit Clerk’s Office.

 

Qualifications

  • Citizen of the United States of America
  • Resident of Mississippi and the county or municipality for thirty (30) days prior to the election
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age (or eighteen (18) years of age on or before the date of the general election)
  • Not declared mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not convicted of a disenfranchising crime.

 

General Information/FAQs

  • Voter must be registered thirty (30) days prior to election to be eligible to vote in election.
  • Voter registration is not effective until application is received in the Circuit Clerk’s Office.
  • If voter moves from state to state or county to county, voter must complete a new Voter Registration Application to register to vote in the new county or state of residence.  A change of address form is not sufficient.
  • If voter moves within the county, voter must notify the Circuit Clerk’s Office in writing of the new address.  Clerk must receive an original writing signed by the voter to change any information.  Circuit Clerk’s Office does not receive address change from post office, addressing or 911 office, car tag office, tax office, etc.
  • If Circuit Clerk’s Office receives notification that a voter’s address may have changed, the voter is placed on “inactive” status.  “Inactive” does not mean that the person has not voted.  Triggers for change of address include a returned jury summons or voter registration card, information from the National Change of Address registry, Department of Public Safety (driver’s license), etc.  The Clerk’s Office sends a confirmation card to the voter to verify the new address.  If the confirmation card is properly completed and returned, the voter’s address is updated, and the voter is returned to “active” status.  If the confirmation card is not returned, the voter remains on “inactive” status.
  • If voter is on “inactive” status at time of election, voter must vote affidavit ballot and complete affidavit envelope with correct address.  Clerk’s Office will update voter’s information from affidavit ballot envelope.
  • It is important to make sure the Circuit Clerk’s Office has both the voter’s residence and mailing address.
  • If a voter indicates in writing to the Circuit Clerk’s Office that he/she has moved outside the county or state, the voter will be purged from the voter rolls.
  • To request a new Voter Registration Card, please call the Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Poplarville Office

200 South Main Street

Poplarville, MS 39470

(601) 403-2328

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Mailing Address

Nance Fitzpatrick Stokes

Pearl River County Circuit Clerk

P. O. Box 530

Poplarville, MS 39470-0530

Picayune Office

917 Goodyear Blvd

Picayune, MS 39466

(601) 749-7728

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

(closed 12pm - 1pm)