Help boost Mississippi’s voter turnout

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5 Pearl River County held primary elections for the 4th Congressional district of the US House of Representatives.

Of the 32,610 active registered voters in Pearl River County, only 3391 or 10.4% voted.

It gets even worse statewide. Out of the 2,220,616 registered voters, only 153,968 (6.9%) turned out to cast a vote.

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The biggest threats to our freedom do not come from any country in the Middle East, Asia or South America. The biggest threats to our freedom comes from Washington DC and Jackson, MS. We are more likely to lose our freedom via programs, regulations and edicts from Washington and Jackson than from any foreign group or power.

Not participating in the voting process is giving away the freedoms our ancestors, service members and all patriarchal Americans fought for.

What can you do?

  1. Make sure you are registered to vote! Call the Pearl River County Circuit Clerk’s office at 601-403-2328 or 601-403-2329. Even if you think you are on the voter rolls, you should verify.
  2. Find out who your representatives are, what they represent, and who is running against them. November 2019 may seem far away but it will be upon us soon. You can locate your federal representatives here. and your State Representatives here
  3. Consider getting involved with the political parties in the county, including Republican, Democrat and Libertarian. Participate in local debates, meetups and events. Educate yourself about the issues. Attend City Council & board of supervisors meetings.

The future is in your hands.

By Daniel Wise