Absentee voter registration in Harrison County begins September 21st

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Voters across America will cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election as Republican incumbent President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence square off against Democratic contenders Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris on November 3rd.

If you can’t cast your vote in person and need to file an absentee ballot, you can register to do so starting September 21st.  The deadline to register to vote absentee is Saturday, October 31st.

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In Harrison County, the circuit clerk’s office will have extended hours for those who cannot come in during the week.

Those days are Saturday, October 24th from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and Saturday, October 31st from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you would like to vote absentee but are unsure if you qualify, visit co.harrison.ms.us for more information. Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner said, “We encourage everyone that if you would like to vote absentee if you’re going out of town, over 65, disabled, student, and if you’re voting absentee and want to make sure that you qualify, I encourage you to go look over the reasons.”

The Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s Office is determined to keep their workers and voters safe. They have hand sanitizer and plexiglass installed. On Election Day, poll workers will be safeguarded with personal protection equipment.

The deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 5th.  The Harrison County Clerk’s Office is scheduled to be open Saturday, October 3rd for extended hours.

You can also send your voter registration application in by mail to the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s Office and must have your registration postmarked by October 5th.

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