SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - With the November 4 general election drawing near, there's a new way for you to stay up-to-date on elections in Mississippi. The Secretary of State's office just rolled out another form of communication to reach voters.
In additional to emails, phone calls, social media and visiting a website, you can now receive text messages with updates and reminders on the election process.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says it's easy to unintentionally miss a deadline to cast an absentee ballot or forget what time the polls open and close. That's why he says the text messages will help since so many people will carry their phones on them.
“We want our citizens to have access to the most up-to-date information leading up to every election,” says Hosemann. “A text message is a quick, easy way to help keep everyone informed.”
In order to take part text MSVoter to 95577. You'll receive a confirmation message that you've been added to the distribution list. The message will also tell you how to opt out. Important election reminders and updates will be sent out periodically.
If for any reason you're want to opt out of the messages, you may do so at any time.
Standard text messaging charges will apply.