Elections

Polling Locations

The Mississippi Secretary of State's website lists all polling locations. You can also  Find Your Polling Place on our Election App.

NOTE: Longview Point Baptist Church is NO LONGER available for voting. There are two precincts.

  • Precinct 505 Colonial Hills Hernando: 1225 Monteith Ave, Hernando
  • Precinct 510 Hernando Hills Elementary: 570 McIngvale Rd, Hernando

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

Notice to Registered Voters

If you are registered to vote in DeSoto County, please verify your voter registration 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 send notification to the Circuit Clerk's Office. Voter registration applications (PDF) can be downloaded. These can be mailed to:
DeSoto County Circuit Clerk
2535 Highway 51 S Room 200
Hernando, Ms 38632

Check your polling Location

The Mississippi Secretary of State's website lists all polling locations or on our Find Your Polling Place App

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. Change to address can 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.

Helpful Links

The Next Election will be a General Election

held on November 8, 2022


Election: The General Election will be for the U.S. House of Representatives, Judges and Desoto County School Board Districts 1 & 2. The City of Hernando will also have a Special Election Referendum on the General Election ballot. Only residents of the City of Hernando will be eligible to vote for that referendum.  

In-Person Absentee: You can vote absentee in-person at the DeSoto County Circuit Clerk’s office. The address is: 2535 Highway 51 S, 2nd Floor, Hernando, MS 38632.

In-Person Absentee Voting begins on September 26, 2022 and goes through November 5, 2022. During that time period you can vote at the Circuit Clerk's office weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm. You can also vote Absentee in-person on Saturday October 29, 2022 from 8am-Noon and Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 8am-Noon. The last day to vote absentee, in-person, is November 5, 2022. 

Absentee by Mail: You can also vote absentee by mail, if you are over 65 or physically disabled. Call the DeSoto County Circuit Clerk’s office for information on voting absentee by mail at 662-469-8350. Ballots must be postmarked on or before November 8, 2022 and must be received by November 15, 2022.

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.

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.