How to Register
You may register to vote either by mail or by visiting the Circuit Clerk's Office or the Municipal Clerk's Office. You may also register to vote when applying for or renewing your driver's license, or when applying for services at numerous state and federal government agencies. These agencies forward your application to the Circuit Clerk's Office; however, you should call the Circuit Clerk's Office to verify the receipt of your application.
If you are unable to visit the locations aforementioned, you may call the Circuit Clerk's Office to request an application to register to vote by mail or you may print one out from this website. You must register 30 days prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election.
Once your voter registration application has been processed in the Circuit Clerk's Office, you will be mailed a voter registration card which will give your voting precinct, precinct location address, Supervisor's District number, and Congressional District number.
For your convenience, you may download a voter registration application (PDF). This application is for new voters and registered voters who need to change their voter registration information.
Notice to Registered Voters
If you are a registered voter, please verify that your voter registration is up to date through the Voter Registration Inquiry.
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 fill out a Voter Registration Cancellation Form (PDF), or send notification in writing, to the Circuit Clerk's Office. These registration forms and cancellation notifications are to be mailed to the:
DeSoto County Circuit Clerk
2535 Highway 51 S
Hernando, Ms 38632
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.