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How To Vote In Mississippi 2020

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    Hello Mississippi!
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    If you want to vote,
    first, you’ll need to register.
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    If you’re not sure
    if you’re registered already
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    you can use the link
    in the description
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    to check your registration status.
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    If you’re not registered yet,
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    or if you’ve moved or changed
    your name since the last time you voted,
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    you’ll need to fill out a new
    registration form and mail it in
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    like with a stamp.
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    You can print off the registration form
    using the link below
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    and mail it to your county circuit clerk,
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    or find a paper application at the DMV,
    any state or federal social service agency,
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    or your circuit clerk’s office
    if you don’t have access to a printer.
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    Either way, make sure you register by
    October 2nd if you want to vote in November.
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    Once you’re registered
    you get to vote!
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    For most people that means
    heading to the polls on November 3rd.
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    But if you’re disabled or won’t be
    in your home county on election day,
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    you can apply to vote absentee.
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    There’s not a form
    to do that online though.
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    You’ll have to find your municipal
    or circuit clerk’s contact information
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    using the link below.
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    And write them, call them,
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    or show up to their office in person
    to request an absentee ballot
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    between September 17th and election day.
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    The sooner you do it, the better,
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    so that you have enough time
    to get your ballot in the mail.
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    Fill it out at your own pace
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    and send it back
    before November 3rd.
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    For everyone else,
    you can go to the polls
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    between 7 am and 7 pm
    on November 3rd.
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    And there’s a link in the description to
    figure out where you need to go to vote.
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    You’ll need to bring a photo ID with you,
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    like a driver’s license,
    State ID, passport,
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    student ID from a college
    or university in Mississippi,
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    firearms license,
    or military or tribal ID.
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    If you don’t have any of those,
    you can get a free voter ID card
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    at your circuit clerk’s office
    during normal business hours.
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    Their locations and hours
    are in the links below
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    as is the state Voter ID website
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    So you can look up contact information
    if you have any questions
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    or need help to get a voter ID
    closer to election day.
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    You can go to the link in the description
    to look at a sample ballot that tells you
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    everything you’ll be able to vote for.
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    You don’t have to vote
    for every single item on the ballot.
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    You can leave things blank
    if you want to.
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    But your local elections
    can be pretty important,
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    so it’s worth checking out
    what’s on there ahead of time.
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    You can even take a screenshot
    or print it out and bring it
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    to the polls with you so you
    don’t forget how you want to vote.
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    The best thing to do if you’re
    planning to vote this year
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    Is to make a plan to vote right now
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    from what day you're gonna register
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    to whether you’re going to vote
    in person or absentee,
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    what kind of ID you’re going to use
    and where it is.
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    Even what time you’re going to vote
    and how you’re going to get there.
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    Write it down, put it in your notes app,
    text it to a friend.
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    Just make a plan so that nothing
    unexpected stops you
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    from being counted on November 3rd.
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    All the links you need to check
    your registration
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    and polling location
    are in the description.
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    Thank you for voting!
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    How To Vote in Every State
    is produced by Complexly
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    In partnership with
    The MediaWise Voter Project,
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    which is led by The Poynter Institute
    and supported by Facebook.
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How To Vote In Mississippi 2020
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