*Please note that the county candidate filing period starts on Monday, March 4, 2024 and ends at 5PM on Friday, March 22, 2024. County Candidates file nomination papers with the County Auditor.
Nomination Petition- Form allows for 20 signatures. Candidates may need multiple copies of this.
Pre-registration deadline for voter registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2024. Persons wishing to participate in this election who register to vote after May 20, 2024, will be required to provide proof of identification (i.e. current and valid photo identification card with an expiration date), AND proof of residency in their voting precinct, when they go to the polls on election day, or when they request an absentee ballot. Other provisions may also apply. Persons not registered to vote by May 20, 2024, should expect a longer processing time at the polls on election day.
Absentee Ballot Request Forms will be accepted beginning Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Ballots will be available to be mailed and vote in-person beginning Wednesday, May 15, 2024.
Voted absentee ballots returned by mail MUST be returned no later than 8:00 p.m. on ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 to be considered on time to be counted. Voters are advised to keep in mind that postal delivery is now two to five days.
Extended and Saturday hours are available for voter registration and absentee voting in the Jones County Auditor’s Office. In addition to regular hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., extended office hours during the 2024 primary election season will be as follows:
Notice to Voters - Legislative Districts
As a result of the legislative redistricting process following the most recent census, Jones County will now be in one legislative district.