Elections

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Voting Information Includes:

Polling Place Locator

Your Supervisor 

Your Sample Ballot

Click to see the list of 2023 Desoto County Candidates


Polling Locations

How to use the Election Map. You can  type in your address, where it says 'Type address here.' Once your address comes up, there is election and polling information, along with the sample ballot for your address.

LHS Voter InformationNOTE: Voters assigned to Lewisburg High - Precinct 503, will vote at the Gym Entrance.


Voter Registration Cards Mailed 

The DeSoto County Circuit Clerk's Office mailed new Voter Registration Cards in April, 2023.  If you haven't received your new card, or if you've recently moved, please contact the DeSoto County Circuit Clerk's office at 662-469-8350.  

Confirm Voter Registration

You can check your Voter Registration status on the  Mississippi Secretary of State's website.

Poll Manager Application

The DeSoto County Election Commission is taking applications from  voters to become Poll Managers.  If you are interested, you can fill out the application online or click on this link to the application to print and then return via email to CEngelke@desotocountyms.gov.

Notice to Registered Voters

Reasons to update voter registration are :

  • If you have moved within the county
  • If you have changed your name
  • If you have a change of physical address or mailing address

If you have moved out of the county please send notification to the Circuit Clerk's Office. Voter registration applications (PDF) can be downloaded and mailed to:
DeSoto County Circuit Clerk
2535 Highway 51 S Room 200
Hernando, MS 38632

Register or Update Your Address

The original Application must be received by the Clerk's office. Faxes or emails are not acceptable on first time registrations. Changes to addresses can also be made on the Secretary of State's website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary of State's Office at 800-829-6786 or the Circuit Clerk's office at 662-469-8365.


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Redistricting Flyers

The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the distribution of a redistricting flyer to all citizens. It provides essential information about the redistricting process, newly established district boundaries, voting precincts, and their respective Supervisor.

County Registrar

The DeSoto County Circuit Clerk serves as the county registrar, whose duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Administering and supervising voter registration
  • Issue Mississippi Voter Identification Cards to registered voters who do not have any other acceptable forms of photo ID
  • Preparing and holding elections
  • Serving as staff support to the Election Commission
  • Programming election memory cards and encoders
  • Maintaining records
  • Archiving Election Results
  • Performing additional tasks as assigned

Absentee  Voter

Who is entitled to vote absentee by mail?

  1. Any person who is temporarily residing outside of their county of residence, and the ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.
  2. Any person who has a temporary or permanent physical disability and who, because of such disability, is unable to vote in person without substantial hardship to himself, herself or others, or whose attendance at the voting place could reasonably cause danger to himself, herself or others.
  3. The parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside of his or her county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles distant from his or her residence, if the parent, spouse or dependent will be with such person on election day.
  4. Any person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older.

How do you request an absentee ballot by mail?

Call the Circuit Clerk's off to request an absentee ballot by mail.  The phone number is 662-469-8007. You must meet the requirements to vote absentee by mail.

Who is entitled to vote absentee in-person?

1. Any qualified elector who is a bona fide student, teacher or administrator at any college, university, junior college, high, junior high, or elementary grade school whose studies or employment at such institution necessitates his or her absence from the county of his or her voting residence on the date of any primary, general or special election, or the spouse and dependents of that student, teacher or administrator if such spouse or dependent(s) maintain a common domicile, outside of the county of his or her voting residence, with such student, teacher or administrator.

2. Any qualified elector who is required to be away from his or her place of residence on any Election Day due to his or her employment as an employee of a member of the Mississippi congressional delegation and the spouse and dependents of such person if he or she shall be residing with such absentee voter away from the county of the spouse's voting residence.

3. Any qualified elector who is away from his or her county of residence on Election Day for any reason.

4. Any person who has a temporary or permanent physical disability and who, because of such disability, is unable to vote in person without substantial hardship to himself, herself or others, or whose attendance at the voting place could reasonably cause danger to himself, herself or others.

5. The parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside of his or her county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles distant from his or her residence, if the parent, spouse or dependent will be with such person on Election Day.

6. Any person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older.

7. Any member of the Mississippi congressional delegation absent from Mississippi on Election Day, and the spouse and dependents of such member of the congressional delegation.

8. Any qualified elector who will be unable to vote in person because he or she is required to be at work on Election Day during the times at which the polls will be open.

NOTE: By signing the application for absentee voting, the voter can be fined up to $5,000 and sentenced up to 5 years in jail for providing false statements on the application.