Last Day to Register to Vote via Postmarked Mail in Mississippi

By Talbert Toole
Lifestyles Editor
talbert.toole@hottytoddy.com

Today is the last day for residents of Mississippi to register to vote in their respective counties for the Nov. 6 upcoming midterm elections by mail.

If residents of the Magnolia State are registering to vote by mail, it must be postmarked with Oct. 9’s date, according to Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Beretta Mosley.

“If [residents] place [registrations] in the mail and are postmarked by the ninth, they will be eligible to vote in the November elections,” Mosley said. “Anybody who registers from here on will not be eligible to vote until next year.”

Mosley said that county, statewide and presidential elections usually have a heavier registration turnout for Lafayette county; however, due to this year being a midterm federal election registration has been higher.

“We usually don’t have these many registrations going on this late in the year for a midterm,” she said.

For those who are applying for absentee voting can still request their ballot, which must be received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, according to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).

For eligibility to vote through the absentee process, one must have a specific reason, Mosley said. There are several reasons listed by law that U.S. citizens can request an absentee ballot.

Photo via FVAP

Some of the possible reasons include being over the age of 65 and being active duty in the military. For those in Lafayette County wishing to vote with an absentee ballot must do so by receiving the ballot directly from the Courthouse, Mosley said.

“We only mail the ballot to the people who are disabled (temporarily or permanently) in town,” she said.

If a resident of Lafayette is outside of the county during the election, the Circuit Clerk’s Office will also mail those ballots.

For those who are in the military and need to vote through the absentee process, they must fill out a federal absentee application, Mosley said.

Several congressional seats are up for election this year including former Senator Thad Cochran’s junior Senate seat, which was appointed to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith earlier this year by Gov. Phil Bryant.

Here is who Mississippians can expect to vote for on Nov. 6, 2018:

Mississippi U.S. Senate Sr.

David Baria
U.S. Senate (MS)
Sr
(Running)
Democratic

Danny Bedwell
U.S. Senate (MS)
Sr
(Running)
Libertarian

Shawn O’Hara
U.S. Senate (MS)
Sr
(Running)
Reform

Roger Wicker
U.S. Senate (MS)
Sr Incumbent
(Running)
Republican

Mississippi U.S. Senate Jr (Special Election)

Tobey Bartee
U.S. Senate (MS)
Jr (Special Election)
(Running)
Non-partisan

Mike Espy
U.S. Senate (MS)
Jr (Special Election)
(Running)
Democratic

Cindy Hyde-Smith
U.S. Senate (MS)
Jr (Special Election) Incumbent
(Running)
Republican

Chris McDaniel
U.S. Senate (MS)
Jr (Special Election)
(Running)
Republican

Mississippi U.S. House District 1

Trent Kelly
U.S. House (MS)
District 1 Incumbent
(Running)
Republican

Tracella O’Hara Hill
U.S. House (MS)
District 1
(Running)
Reform

Randy Wadkins
U.S. House (MS)
District 1
(Running)
Democratic

Mississippi U.S. House District 2

Irving Harris
U.S. House (MS)
District 2
(Running)
Reform

Troy Ray
U.S. House (MS)
District 2
(Running)
Independent

Bennie Thompson
U.S. House (MS)
District 2 Incumbent
(Running)
Democratic

Mississippi U.S. House District 3

Michael Evans
U.S. House (MS)
District 3
(Running)
Democratic

Michael Guest
U.S. House (MS)
District 3
(Running)
Republican

Matthew Holland
U.S. House (MS)
District 3
(Running)
Reform

Mississippi U.S. House District 4

Jeramey Anderson
U.S. House (MS)
District 4
(Running)
Democratic

Lajena Sheets
U.S. House (MS)
District 4
(Running)
Reform


LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.