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Dumas visits Hosemann recognizing voter registration month

With the new photo identification requirement beginning June 3rd, Governor Phil Bryant and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann want Mississippians to remember the key to our democracy lies with voting.  Therefore, the Governor has proclaimed February Voter Registration Month in Mississippi.

James Russell Dumas of Prentiss visited with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann in Jackson last week as Governor Phil Bryant announced February as Voter Registration Month.

James Russell Dumas of Prentiss visited with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann in Jackson last week as Governor Phil Bryant announced February as Voter Registration Month.

“The right to vote is the cornerstone of our nation, and countless service men and women have given their lives in defense of this freedom,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I encourage Mississippians to register to vote and participate in the electoral process at the local, state and federal levels.”

“We believe there are approximately 360,000 Mississippians over the age of 18 who are not registered to vote,” says Secretary Hosemann.  “Voting is our most important right.”

To register to vote in Mississippi, a person must be:

•  A resident of the State and the county/city for thirty (30) days prior to the election;

•  At least 18-years-old by the date of the general election;

•  Not convicted of a disenfranchising crime; and,

•  Not adjudicated mentally incompetent.

A statewide primary election will be held in Mississippi on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The voter registration deadline for that election is Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 12 p.m.

A statewide general election will be held in Mississippi on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. The voter registration deadline for that election is Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 12 p.m.

To register to vote, visit Circuit Clerk Clint Langley’s  office or download a voter registration form on the Secretary of State’s website at http://sos.ms.gov/links/elections/voter_information_center/tab1/Voter_Registration.pdf.

For information regarding the voter identification requirement, please contact 1-844-MSVoter or visit http://www.msvoterid.ms.gov/