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Secretary of State's Office launches election text messaging service

Delbert Hosemann

Delbert Hosemann

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office is making it easier for Mississippi voters to “Be Informed, Get Connected” leading up to the Nov. 4 general election.

Mississippians can now text “MSVoter” to 95577 to receive text message updates and reminders from the agency regarding the election process.

“We want our citizens to have access to the most up-to-date information leading up to every election,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “A text message is a quick, easy way to help keep everyone informed.”

Here is how the system works:
• Anyone can text “MSVoter” to 95577.
• A standard text message will confirm the addition of their cell phone number to the distribution list. The message will also explain how to opt out if they choose.
• Important election reminders and updates will be sent out periodically by the Secretary of State’s Office.  A user may opt out at any time.

“We live in a busy world where it can become easy to unintentionally miss a deadline to cast an absentee ballot or forget what time the polls close,” says Hosemann. “Cell phones are part of most people’s daily lives and can serve as a great reminder tool.”

If applicable, standard text messaging charges will apply.

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2 comments

  1. GREAT! After THREE obviously fraudulent elections, Hattiesburg mayoral and U. S. Senate runoff, Chief Election Officer makes pitiful attempts at firming up Ms elections. Not sure this instill such confidence in legal voters.

  2. Lauren, I do not believe you fully read the article. The system is not designed with voter fraud in mind but instead designed to be an voter information system, according to the article.

    However, it is possible the Secretary of State’s office may send out reminders on election day as well reminding folks how to report incidences of voter fraud if they see it, since most do not know how.

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