If you have not registered to vote yet, and you intend to vote in the May 5 primaries, get yourself to the Jackson City Clerk's office (219 S. President Street) this week.
To prepare for what officials expect to be a heavy turnout, the office will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday.
Clerks will not accept or distribute absentee ballots this week.
Are you eligible to vote? Here's a checklist from the League of Women Voters:
To register to vote in Mississippi, you must affirm that you:
- are a U.S. citizen.
- are at least eighteen (18) years old or will be before the next general election
- live in the state and county where you are registering for at least 30 days before voting
- have never been convicted of murder, arson, armed robbery, bigamy, bribery, embezzlement, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, forgery, larceny, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, rape, receiving stolen property, robbery, theft, timber larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, statutory rape, or carjacking, or have had your rights restored as required by law
- have not been declared mentally incompetent by a court
- will faithfully support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Mississippi and bear true faith and allegiance to the same.