Elections

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

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.

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 June 14, 2022.

The Voter Registration Deadline is October 10, 2022. New applicants who applied in person at the Clerk's office, or mailed registration applications postmarked no later than October 10th, are eligible to vote in the November 8, 2022 General Election.

Election: The General Election will be for the US 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.