State of Mississippi Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Mississippi State Primary held on Tue Jun 7, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Sat May 7, 2022
  • In-Person, Received by Sat May 7, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Tue Jun 7, 2022

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Jun 7, 2022
  • Post received by Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:00pm CDT

Local Elections

Mississippi Municipal General and Special Elections held on Tue Nov 23, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 25, 2021
  • In-Person, Received by Mon Oct 25, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Tue Nov 23, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 23, 2021
  • Post received by Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:00pm CST
Includes all elections in Mississippi on Nov 2, 2021. This includes all municipal elections and special elections in Mississippi. Please be aware not all municipalities have elections. For a complete list of municipalities voting on this date, please visit the Mississippi Elections website.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your County Circuit Clerk’s Office

You may also update your registration information online at Y’allVote@sos.ms.gov

You must have resided in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

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Absentee Voting

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • You will be outside the county on Election Day.
  • You are an enlisted or commissioned member of any component of the United States Armed Forces, or spouse or dependent of such member.
  • You are a Member of the Merchant Marine or the American Red Cross, or spouse or dependent of such member.
  • You are a disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital, or the spouse or dependent of such veteran.
  • You are a civilian attached to and serving outside of the United States with any branch of the Armed Forces or with the Merchant Marine or American Red Cross, or spouse or dependent of such civilian.
  • You are a citizen of Mississippi temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia.
  • You are a student, teacher or administrator at a college, university, junior or community college, high, junior high, elementary or grade school, whose studies or employment at such institution necessitates your absence from the county of your voting residence or spouse or dependent of such student, teacher or administrator.
  • You have a temporary or permanent physical disability.
  • You are sixty-five (65) years of age or older.
  • You are the parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside his or her county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away from his or her residence, and you will be with such person on Election Day.
  • You are a member of the congressional delegation, or spouse or dependent of a member of the congressional delegation.
  • You are required to be at work on Election Day during the times which the polls will be open.

You are eligible to vote in Mississippi if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Mississippi
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Mississippi if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are not eligible to vote if you have been convicted in a Mississippi state court of certain crimes. A complete list of those crimes is provided on the Mississippi Mail-In Voter Registration Application.

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Mississippi if:

  • You reside in Mississippi but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Mississippi
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university in Mississippi at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Mississippi you should provide one of the following:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Mississippi Driver's License Number

If you live at a non-traditional address, you must include a drawing or map of your location

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your Current Name and Address

You can alternatively provide one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

In Mississippi, you need to show a valid photo ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid ID with photo issued by a Government Agency
  • Valid Government Employee ID
  • Valid Mississippi Driver's License
  • Valid Mississippi Issued ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Mississippi Voter ID Card

IDs must be current or without an expiration date, or one which has expired, but is not yet more than 10 years beyond the issuance date.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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