Circuit Clerk

Earline Wright-Hart

P.O. Box 718
22549 Depot Street
Lexington, MS 39095

(662) 834-2476 (Office)
(662) 834-3870 (Fax)

Email:  ehart@holmescountyms.org

Elected Circuit Clerk in 1991.

The Circuit Clerk is elected at large for a four-year term. The Circuit Clerk provides a variety of services by serving as Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk is the County Registrar for voters, assists in conduct of all county, state and national elections and issues all absentee ballots. The Circuit Clerk issues marriage licenses and maintains many other records such as the Grand Jury, Criminal, Civil and Execution Dockets. Judgment Rolls, Circuit Court Minute Books and Miscellaneous Minute Books.

Office Hours:

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and the Noon hour.

8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon Saturday 30 days prior to each regularly scheduled election

8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon on each Saturday immediately preceding each election

General Information

Voter ID:

Beginning with the June 3, 2014 Primary Election, Mississippi voters will be required to show a photo ID to vote in person at the polls or to cast an absentee ballot in person at the clerk’s office. Voter ID is available to those registered voters who absolutely do not have any acceptable form of Photo ID. Mississippi’s Voter ID law makes a Mississippi Voter Identification Card available FREE OF CHARGE to any eligible voter who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID. Please contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office if questions at (662) 834-1957.

Applying for Marriage License:

Both bride and groom must appear in the Circuit Clerk’s office to make application for marriage license.

Present official document evidencing age.

If under 21, both parents or legal guardians must sign giving their consent.

Court order required if male applicant is below 17 and female applicant is below 15.

$22.00 filing fee at time of application

In no event shall a license be issued by the Circuit Clerk when it appears to the Circuit Clerk that the applicants are: drunk, suffering mental illness or retardation to the extent that the Clerk believes that the person does not understand the nature and consequences of the request.

How to Register to Vote:

You must be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age by the General Election date of each year and not convicted of the crime of murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement or bigamy.

You may register to vote in person at the Circuit Clerk’s Office or by downloading a form from www.sos.ms.gov and mailing said form to the Circuit Clerk.

In addition, you may register to vote at the driver’s license office, health department or department of human services. If you choose this option and do not receive a voter’s registration card within 30 days from the Circuit Clerk, please call: (662) 834-1957.