DRMS Votes
Voting Rights for People with Disabilities

How Do I Vote?

 
 
 
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REGISTER TO VOTE
You have to first REGISTER to vote if you want to take part in any election.  If you are a US citizen, and will be the age of 18 by the time of the election in which you wish to vote, then it's pretty easy to register.  Go to your local circuit clerk's office and take your photo ID, and ask to register. OR you can simply download a form, print it and fill it out then mail it in to your local circuit clerk's office. This MUST be done within 30 days of the election in which you want to vote, but once you register then you don't have to register again. You will need to update your information if you move, however, even if it's still within the state.  The link for a form is here:
http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Documents/Voter_Registration.pdf

 

CAST YOUR VOTE!
Find out where your polling place is ahead of time so that you know where to go on election day.  If transportation will be an issue for you, make plans ahead of time to find out what options are available in your area or make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick you up.  If you need to, you can always make plans to vote by using an absentee ballot, just be aware of the time-line needed to have it returned to your circuit clerk's office. You can call our office for help finding your polling location at 1-800-772-4057, or you can look up your site by using the Secretary of State link here:
http://www.sos.ms.gov/pollingplace/pages/default.aspx

 

Report any Problems & Participate in our Survey
If you experience any difficulty, barrier, or just have a question, you should contact our voting access hotline that will be open from 7am to 7pm on election day at 1-800-772-4057.
If you want to report a problem in which you feel you were discriminated against or your voting rights were violated we can assist you in filing a formal complaint. You also have the right to contact your local board of elections, or you can call Election Protection at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). 

Provide Input!
Also, DRMS is engaged in a self advocates voting project and we have a survey we'd greatly appreciate you completing.  If you prefer to fill it out in person, need help, or don't have internet access just call us 1-800-772-4057 and we'll do what we can to help you.  This is a quick survey about your experience as a person with a disability voting in the Presidential Election.  The link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016VoterExperienceSurvey