MISSISSIPPI does NOT have “Early Voting” but has “absentee voting” whereas you have to have a legal reason to vote absentee, as with the most frequent reason being “out of town”.
Again, all 82 Circuit Clerks around the State are asking voters to look at their calendar to make sure they will be able to go to their county precinct location on November 8th, 2022 , otherwise they need to vote an absentee ballot NOW. As a reminder, many voters go to the mountains, have conferences or conventions, during this election cycle every year, and know they need to vote absentee.
Also, many occupations have a need to vote absentee on a regular basis, as long haul trucker drivers, railroad employees, many working the 7am until 7pm shift, etc. Several of our colleges have ” Fall Break” whereas the student will be home and take advantage of voting during this time span. Also check calendars for a scheduled surgery, or anything that will take you away from your precinct location on election day, etc.
Lauderdale County has returned to paper ballots with precinct scanner’s and no longer have the long lines as with the “touch-screens”. Voters are encouraged to vote at their precinct on election day, where you basically walk in, and walk out, which is their ”County precinct “ location, listed first on their voter registration card.
If one needs to vote an absentee ballot, they are encouraged to do so NOW and not to wait.
***Circuit Clerk’s offices will be open this Saturday, November 5th, from 8am until noon, to accommodate those needing to vote absentee who are unable to come during regular weekday office hours of 8 am to 5 pm.
***This is the DEADLINE WEEK to vote absentee.