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Move the Vote Registration Initiative

“Move The Vote” is a voter registration initiative by Mississippi REALTORS® designed to help Mississippi homebuyers register to vote in the jurisdiction to which they are relocating.

How does the “Move the Vote” initiative work?

  • Mississippi REALTORS® provide voter registration materials to home buyers and sellers at the real estate closing. See the links below for information for buyers and sellers.
  • REALTORS® can complete the form in advance or have the client complete the form at closing.
  • Drop the completed registration form in the mail to the appropriate Circuit Clerk.
  • The newly registered voter(s) will receive new voting precinct and polling place information by mail a few days later.

Why are REALTORS® involved in this initiative?

  • The real estate closing is the perfect opportunity to register a home buyer or seller to vote.
  • If the buyer or seller is relocating from a different state, county or different precinct in the same county, this service welcomes the home buyer into the community by plugging them into civic involvement.
  • Because the REALTOR® is a significant participant in that closing meeting, he or she is well positioned to provide this an important public service.

The Mississippi electronic voter registration form is available for use by anyone through the Secretary of State’s website.

Move the Vote Buyer Packet

Move the Vote Seller Packet

Or to access the Secretary of State’s voter information, go to: Mississippi Voter Registration Form

Important Dates to Remember

Voter Registration: July 8, 2019 — The last day to register to vote in the primary election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than this day to be accepted for the primary election.

Absentee Ballot: August 3, 2019 — Circuit Clerks’ offices must remain open from 8 a.m. until noon this Saturday for in-person absentee voting for the primary election. This day at noon is the last day to vote by absentee ballot in the Circuit Clerk’s office for the general election.

Contact your Circuit Clerk’s office to obtain an absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballot: August 5, 2019 — Mailed absentee ballots must be received no later than 5 p.m. to be accepted for the primary election.

Primary Election: August 6, 2019 — Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voting in the primary election.

Primary Election Run-Off (if necessary): August 27, 2019 — Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voting in the primary run-off election.

Voter Registration: October 7, 2019 — The last day to register in-person to vote in the general election. The Municipal Clerks’ offices must remain open this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon for voter registration. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than this day to be accepted for the general election.

Absentee Ballot: November 2, 2019 — Circuit Clerks’ offices must remain open from 8 a.m. until noon this Saturday for absentee voting for the general election. This day at noon is the last day to vote by absentee ballot in the Circuit Clerk’s office for the general election.

Contact your Circuit Clerk’s office to obtain an absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballot: November 4, 2019 — Mailed absentee ballots must be received no later than 5 p.m. to be accepted for the general election.

General Election: November 5, 2019 — Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voting in the general election.

The real estate closing is the perfect opportunity to register a home buyer to vote.

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