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By Michael Callahan
July 2023

We want you to use your voice and power to help shape the future of Mississippi.

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Back in January, I told you about an electric co-op effort to better inform members about our statewide elections and the voting process, so you will be armed with the information you need to go to the polls and cast your ballot.

Our campaign — Co-ops Vote MS — became official and went live in late May with our new website,

The website features quick links to important voting information, including where to register to vote, our current elected officials, what elections are slated for this year, and videos of statewide elected officials talking about the importance of voting, and what they do on a day-to-day basis.

If you follow your electric cooperative on social media, (and if you don’t, we encourage you to do so) you will notice a campaign underway now to equip you with the knowledge you need to become a better-informed Mississippi voter.

Our effort is all about voting and getting informed. We don’t care about political parties, and we are not backing any candidates. We will give equal opportunity to all candidates for statewide office to be interviewed.

Co-ops Vote MS is about participation and helping you understand who you are voting for and why.

July is an important month in the 2023 election cycle.

July 10 is the registration deadline to vote in the Aug. 8 primary election. Circuit Clerk offices will be open longer hours for Mississippians to register.

The deadline for registration to vote in the Nov. 7 general election is Oct. 9.

The plan is to continue this effort annually.

Our message with Co-ops Vote MS is a simple one:

You have the POWER to

Register. Be informed. Vote.

It’s that simple, folks.

And we hope our effort will assist you all in becoming better informed voters.

Visit Co-ops Vote MS at

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