New texting tool announced for easier voting


The deadline to register to vote in the June 5th primary election is quickly approaching.

For Harrison County residents, there’s a new tool aimed at making voting more convenient. The County Circuit Clerk’s Office announced a new mobile program that will send important information and updates about upcoming elections straight to your phone.

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Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner tells News 25 the ‘Reach A Voter’ texting tool will make communication stronger between the county and residents who want to make a difference.  “It’s to help increase voter registration and voter participation. It’s so simple to register to vote, but you have to be educated, make the effort to go out to the polls and cast your ballot because your voice is your vote and that’s the ultimate goal, to get people out to the polls June 5th.”

To get the free service right now text ‘VOTE2018’ to 7-0-0-0-0. The deadline to register to vote for the June 5th primary is Monday at 5 p.m.

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