JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Mississippians no longer have to leave home to change their voter registration information.
Sate officials announced Wednesday the launch of the new website called, “Y’all Vote,” which allows those who are already registered to vote to change their voter-roll information through an online application.
“Using modern technology to streamline the process for registered voters to update their information makes sense for voters and circuit clerks,” said Governor Phil Bryant, who signed legislation enabling Y’all Vote in April 2016. “I am pleased that legislation I signed this year has made it possible.”
“Making it more convenient for Mississippi voters to change preexisting information while ensuring the security and accuracy of information submitted, was the ultimate goal of Y’all Vote,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said. “However, there are numerous other benefits, including saving taxpayers’ time and money. We will be able to print less paper applications and process information more efficiently. Voters will not have to pay for postage.”
For a change in name or address to be processed, a voter must provide his or her county, name, date of birth, and the last four digits of his or her social security number so the voter can be located in the Statewide Elections Management System, Mississippi’s voter registration database.
A voter must also be located in the Department of Public Safety database by providing his or her name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license or identification number exactly as the information appears on his or her state-issued license or ID. The new information is then available to the relevant Circuit Clerk, who also checks for accuracy. Providing false information on Y’all Vote is a crime.
Importantly, address changes after October 8, 2016, the deadline for registering to vote in the General Election, require the voter to contact the Circuit Clerk in his or her county in which the voter is currently registered.
To get more information about voting, visit the Secretary of State’s website.