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Consider This: Register and get out to vote

Everyone eligible should exercise his or her right to vote in all elections. (Photo source: WDAM) Everyone eligible should exercise his or her right to vote in all elections. (Photo source: WDAM)
MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) -

With the summer primary elections looming, many places are inundated with campaign ads, mailings and news reports about the upcoming election.

Everyone eligible should exercise his or her right to vote in all elections. Citizens need to speak through the election process.

In Mississippi, the deadline to register to vote in the June primary election is May 7 by 5 p.m. if you go in person to the Circuit Clerk's office. 

Those who mail registration applications post-marked no later than May 7 are also eligible to vote in the June primary. 

You will receive a voter identification card when you are registered.

To register to vote in Mississippi, you must meet the following requirements: Be a U.S. citizen, be at least 18 years old by the next general election, be a resident of Mississippi and your county for at least 30 days and not convicted of specific felonies.

Consider This: Please take the time to be informed about the positions of all candidates, register to vote by May 7 and exercise your right as a citizen to vote.

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