A festive reminder to vote placed at St. John M.B. Church for those traveling the Northside Drive/Medgar Evers Blvd. corridor in Jackson on Nov. 3, 2020. Credit: Vickie D. King/Mississippi Today

The deadline for voter registration for the Aug. 8 Mississippi statewide primary is Monday.

You can register in person at your county circuit clerk’s office or municipal clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 10. Mail-in registration applications can be found here, and must be postmarked no later than July 10 for voting in the primary.

In-person and mail-in absentee ballots are available at county circuit clerks’ offices. To verify eligibility for voting absentee, check this secretary of state’s guide or contact your local circuit clerk’s office.

For absentee voting, your county circuit clerk will confirm you are a registered voter in that county by checking the Statewide Elections Management System, confirming your address, and checking your photo ID. For more information on Mississippi’s voter ID requirements, check here. You will also be asked your reason for absentee voting.

For those unable to go to their circuit clerk’s office during weekdays, Saturday in-person absentee voting dates are July 29 and Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Geoff Pender serves as senior political reporter, working closely with Mississippi Today leadership on editorial strategy and investigations. Pender brings 30 years of political and government reporting experience to Mississippi Today. He was political and investigative editor at the Clarion Ledger, where he also penned a popular political column. He previously served as an investigative reporter and political editor at the Sun Herald, where he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for Hurricane Katrina coverage. Originally from Florence, Mississippi, Pender is a journalism graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and has received numerous awards throughout his career for reporting, columns and freedom of information efforts.