Everyone who possesses the following qualification is entitled to register to vote: A citizen of the United States
- A legal resident of Moss Point for 30 days or more
- Must be 18 years of age-a 17 year old, who will be 18 by the General Election is allowed to vote in the primaries.
- Must be registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the election.
- Once you are registered, you generally remain registered indefinitely, unless you move or no longer meet one of the qualifications to vote. (However, names are purged from the voter list for failure to vote for a substantial period of time, death or imprisonment.)
Convictions in the the following crimes will relinquish your right to vote:
- Armed Robbery
- Obtaining Money or Goods Under False Pretense
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Embezzlement Robbery
- Statutory Rape
- Felony Bad Check Theft
- Felony Shoplifting
- Timber Larceny
- Unlawful Taking of Motor Vehicle
Registering to vote is a very easy process. You must fill out an Voter Registration Package using one of the following options:
- City Hall – Municipal Clerk’s Office
- The County Courthouse – Circuit Clerk’s Office
- By mail – You can request a Voter Registration Application be mailed to you from the Circuit Clerk’s office or City Clerk’s Office
- Department of Motor Vehicle Safety License posts – Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver’s license.
- High Schools – Every year the Circuit Clerk visits the county High Schools and distributes the Voter Registration Application
- At your local library – You can register to vote at any branch of the Jackson County’s Library System.
- League of Women Voters – Nonpartisan grassroots voter registration effort during election year.
Download a pdf version of the Voter Registration Application from the Secretary of State Website.
If you register in the clerk’s office: You may register 30 days prior to the election in which you want to vote. If mailed: The voter Registration Application must be delivered to your Registrar or postmarked at least 30 days prior to the election. The Circuit Clerk is Jackson County’s Registrar. The Municipal Clerk is Moss Point’s Registrar. You will receive a voter registration ID card by mail shortly after registration. Political Affiliation: You do not have to register by political party to vote in the state, county, or municipal primaries or general elections. Voting Machine Method: Touch screen voting machine Election Day
In Person Voting
After registering, you will be given your precinct name and the location of that precinct’s polling place. The polls are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each election day. Residents must vote in person at their designated Voting Precinct. Save time on Election Day by confirming your assigned voting precinct after registration.
2013 Moss Point Municipal Precinct Polling Places:Moss Point Ward 1: Ed Mayo Junior High School 6601 Orange Grove Rd Moss Point, MS 39563 Moss Point Ward 2: Fredrick Street Ballpark 6319 Fredrick St. Moss Point, MS 39563 Moss Point Ward 3: Sue Ellen Recreation Center 4131 Sue Ellen St. Moss Point, MS 39563 Moss Point Ward 4: Riverfront Recreation Center 4400 Denny St. Moss Point, MS 39563 Moss Point Ward 5: Central Fire Station (Residents South of River) 4204 Bellview St. Moss Point, MS 39563 Pelican Landing Conference Center (Residents North of River) 6217 HWY 613 Moss Point, MS 39563 Moss Point Ward 6: Young Men’s Business Club (YMBC) (Residents South of River) 3406 Dantzler St. Moss Point, MS 39563 Pelican Landing Conference Center (Residents North of River 6217 HWY 613 Moss Point, MS 39563
If you know that you will be voting absentee, contact your Circuit or Municipal Clerk at least one month before the election for more information. If you are unable to vote at the precinct on the day of the election you may be able to vote absentee ballot. For Municipal Elections contact the City Clerk’s office for more information and deadlines to vote absentee. For County, State and National Elections contact the Circuit Clerk’s office. An elector may cast an absentee ballot in person at the registrar’s office during the 45 day’s advance voting period of Monday through Friday of the week immediately preceding the date of the election for the following reasons. No absentee ballots can be cast at the registrar’s office on the Monday preceding an election.
You may vote by absentee ballot in person if: (Check with Circuit or Municipal Clerk for additional guidelines).
- You will be absent from your precinct from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on Election Day.
- You are 65 years of age or older.
- You have a physical disability or you are a constant caregiver of a person with a disability.
- You have medical or work demands.
- You are an election official.
- You are observing a religious holiday which prevents you from voting in person.
- You are required to remain on duty in your precinct for the protection of life, health, or safety of the public.
- You are going to be out-of-town on business or vacation.
- You are military out-of-state or country.
Voter ID Requirements
A photo ID showing current name and address is required at the polls for all first time voters who registered by mail and has not previously provide a copy of ID.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
- Utility Bill
- Bank Statement
- Paycheck – Government Check – Other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
If no ID, vote a provisional ballot. Ballots are then counted on Election Day, so there is no period of time after casting a provisional ballot with which to prove identity, unless the voter returns to the polls with ID later that same day.