Thursday, September 1, 2022
Secretary Watson Announces September as National Voter Registration Month, Launches Voter Registration Road Trip
JACKSON – Secretary of State Michael Watson joins fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in proclaiming September as National Voter Registration Month. During September, the Secretary of State's Office, along with government agencies and organizations across the country, will promote the importance of voting and the significance of keeping your voter registration information up-to-date.
“Through outreach and education, our goal is to build an engaged and informed electorate in Mississippi," said Secretary Watson. "Local elections often get decided by just a handful of votes, so every vote matters. By registering to vote or verifying updated voter registration information, Mississippians can ensure their voice is heard."
NASS members established September as National Voter Registration Month in 2002 as a non-partisan means of encouraging voter participation and increasing awareness about state requirements and deadlines for voting.
This year, September 20, 2022, will be highlighted by NASS and other voter outreach groups as National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). Since its inception, nearly 4.7 million participants have either registered to vote or updated their voter registration on NVRD.
To encourage participation, the Secretary of State's Office has launched the Voter Registration Road Trip which includes hosting voter registration drives across the state throughout the month of September. Some locations include the Tupelo Summerfest Fair, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Braves, Biloxi Shuckers, and Mississippi University for Women, just to name a few. Stay tuned to the Office of the Secretary of State's official social media pages for locations near you.
The Secretary of State's Office serves as the primary, trusted source for election information. Visit our Y'all Vote website (yallvote.ms) to download a voter registration application or learn more about the overall voting process. The website also features a variety of helpful resources including a step-by-step guide to absentee voting, Frequently Asked Questions for absentee voting, and contact information for county election officials.
For voter registration or elections questions, contact ElectionsAnswers@sos.ms.gov or call the Elections Hotline at 1-800-829-6786. For information regarding the Voter Registration Road Trip, contact Press@sos.ms.gov.