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Lauderdale Co. residents rush to county circuit clerk's office to register to vote before deadline

Updated: Oct 6

Today in Lauderdale County, many residents stopped by the Lauderdale County circuit clerk’s office to register to vote.

October 5, is the last day for Mississippians to be registered to vote for the upcoming 2020 general election. For those who decided to register in person, they had to have been registered by 5pm today, and for Mississippians who decided to register by mail, all voter registration applications had to be postmarked by today.

Many Lauderdale County residents that stopped by the circuit clerk’s office in the Lauderdale County Court House shared that they encourage anyone who is able to do so, to register to vote. “I think everybody need to get out and register to vote, because we need a change,” said Mable Billups.

“Voting, it’s very important for us as American citizens, when we vote as we are performing our civic duty, we are acknowledging our men and women in service, who are fighting to protect our rights, and we are honoring those who have gone before us, defending those rights. So, registering to vote, it is very important and its vital for our democracy,” said Dunnam Shirley.

One woman shared that this was her first time registering to vote, and that she is excited to vote in this upcoming election.

“I want to inspire someone else that ain’t been voted, I’m 40 years old and I decided to make my mind up and come out – to be my first-time voting,” said Peggy Rush.

One man states that the voter registration process is simple, and easy to complete.

“It aint nothing to it, but I tell you to say this right here – that if you are old enough to vote, please vote, because it’s very important,” said Tommy Hopson.

For Mississippians who are interested in checking to see if they are registered to vote for this upcoming election in November, you are able to do so on the Voter’s Information Center page on the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website.

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