TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Many voters will vote absentee in the upcoming November election because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lee County Circuit Clerk Camille Roberts Dulaney said voting absentee does not mean you can stay home and mail in your ballot.
"You have to get that ballot notarized, so you have to get out of the house to find a notary," she said.
Dulaney said Mississippi is not a mail-in-ballot state.
She said a voter has to fall under one of the reasons listed to be allowed to mail a ballot in.
If a person has a permanent disability letter from a doctor, or is serving overseas in the military, he or she does not have to get a ballot notarized.
Dulaney said if a voter doesn't fall under the list or doesn't want to find a notary, he or she can also vote absentee at the clerk's office.
She said the Circuit Clerk’s Office has safety measures in place to make voters feel safe amid the pandemic.
Each person who votes at the clerk's office must wear a mask, and the clerk's office will only allow four people to vote at a time.
The clerk said people can start voting absentee on Oct. 1.