Voter registration ends Monday for city primaries
Published 11:00 am Thursday, March 4, 2021
The final day to register to vote before municipal election primaries is Monday.
Brookhaven city primary elections will take place Tuesday, April 6.
To register to vote in this election, citizens must have lived inside the city limits of Brookhaven for at least 30 days — or whatever city in which they are voting for that municipality’s elections — be at least 18 years old on or before election day and meet other qualifications. Anyone who is registering for the first time in Mississippi who does not have a valid Mississippi driver’s license or a social security number must provide a current photo ID and/or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the registrant’s name and address, according to the office of the Mississippi Secretary of State.
No one who has been convicted of voter fraud or another disenfranchising crime may register to vote. A list of criminal convictions that will prevent registration can be found at www.sos.ms.gov or in the office of Lincoln County Circuit Clerk Dustin Bairfield.
Potential voters can register in the office of the circuit clerk or in the Brookhaven city clerk’s office — both located within the Lincoln County/Brookhaven Governmental Complex on South First Street — between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays through Monday, March 8, and from 8 a.m. until noon in the office of the city clerk on Saturday, March 6.
Voter registration can also be completed by downloading the form at www.sos.ms.gov.
Absentee voting will continue in the office of the city clerk until noon April 3, or by mail if the submitted ballot is postmarked no later than April 6.
Voters must specify what style of ballot they prefer in the primary elections — Democrat or Republican — and must have a photo ID to cast their vote.
Primary runoff election day is April 27. The general election will take place June 8.
Where to vote on April 6
In-person voting for municipal elections must be done at a voter’s appropriate ward.
Ward 1, Bi-Centennial — Bi-Centennial Building, 200 Main St.
Ward 2, Alexander — Alexander Jr. High School auditorium, 713 Beauregard St.
Ward 3, Lincoln County Courthouse — Lincoln County/Brookhaven Governmental Complex City Board Room, 301 South First St.
Ward 4, Brookhaven Elementary — Brookhaven Elementary School auditorium, 300 South Church St.
Ward 5, Brookhaven Recreation Dept. — Brookhaven Recreation Department main room, 689 Hwy. 51 N.
Ward 6, Mamie Martin School — Mamie Martin Elementary School Room A-1, 420 Vivian Merritt St.
Poll worker training
Poll worker training will be Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Circuit Court courtroom. Both the public and candidates are also invited to attend, Bairfield said.
Sample ballots can be viewed here: