Deadline looms for unregistered Mississippi voters

Published 1:44 pm Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Unregistered Mississippians looking to weigh in on the presidential campaign between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are running out of time.

The voter registration deadline in Mississippi is October 4. That’s Saturday.

Citizens can register at their local county clerk’s office or by mail. Voters must be at least 18 years old.

Voter information and registration material is available online at http://www.sos.state.ms.us/

Prisoners in local jails can vote November 4 if they are registered and eligible.

Under Mississippi law, people convicted of murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement or bigamy lose their voting eligibility unless in has been restored in some manner — a pardon or by gubernatorial or legislative action.