The Circuit Clerk serves as the voter registrar and assists with elections. The Clerk summons the various juries. She also receives the appropriate papers when candidates qualify to run for public office.
The Clerk's office keeps:
- Marriage licenses
- Jury lists
- Civil and criminal trial dockets
- Licenses for doctors and certain other professionals.
- Judgement Rolls
Absentee ballots are available at the Circuit Clerk's office. The Circuit Clerk maintains all court records, filings, paper and accounts for all court costs, fees, fines, and assessments for Circuit Court, County Court and Youth Court.
- Voters must register at least 30 days prior to the election.
- For your vote to count, you must be registered in Madison County and you should vote at the precinct where you live. If you have moved from one location to another in Madison County, but have not changed your address with the Circuit Clerk, you should still go to the precinct for the area in which you live. Your name will not be on the Poll Book at that location but you should vote by affidavit. After the polls close, all affidavits are reviewed by the Election Commission. Once your name is found on the Madison County voter rolls, the Election Commissioners will then verify your information. Once your information is found to be valid, your vote will be counted and your information will be updated in the system. If you are unsure as to which precinct you should be voting in, (click here) to see the Madison County precinct map and find where you live, then match that color to the color coded listing on the left of the page.
- If you need to update your information you may call the Circuit Clerk or (click here) and you can print out the form and mail it in.
- Absentee ballots should be available 45 days prior to the election and are available at the Circuit Clerk's office.
- Both Parties must be 21 years of age to get married in Mississippi.
- Picture ID and Proof of age is required.
- Both Parties must be present for the application.
- To obtain a marriage license, both parties must apply in person your at local county Circuit Clerk’s office.
- There is a $23 fee and it is required at the time of application.
- There is no waiting period or blood tests in Mississippi.
For additional information, please call the Circuit Clerk's office at 601-859-4365.