Voting In Mississippi

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
In-Person | October 8, 2018
Mail | Postmarked by Oct 9, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUIRED. First time registrants are requested to provide a Mississippi Driver’s License or Social Security Number. If the voter is unable then they must provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the voter's name and address in the county they wish to register in.

Online Registration?

LIMITED. Registered voters may update their registration information ONLINE, but cannot register to vote.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to create online voter registration for all Mississippi voters.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to the Circuit Clerk's Office in the county that the voter resides.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Mississippi voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Mississippi.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new address, but keep their polling place only need to confirm change of address. Voters who move within the county to a new polling place may vote a provisional ballot after signing an affidavit. Voters who move to a new address in a new county MUST re-register to vote BEFORE the deadline or will NOT be able to vote. Click HERE for more info.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

PHOTO ID REQUIRED. Voters must present a photo ID from an approved list. Click HERE for more info.

Voters who cannot provide ID on Election Day may vote an affidavit ballot. The voter will have five (5) business days to go to their Circuit Clerk's office to show an acceptable form of photo ID or apply for a Mississippi Voter ID Card.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters should contact their Circuit Clerk's office to request an absentee ballot starting forty-five (45) days before Election Day.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: No specific deadline, but recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Mississippi voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Mississippi.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their Circuit Clerk's office and vote that ballot in the same trip. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Mississippi voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Mississippi should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Mississippi.

Military/Overseas

Go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Mississippi.

Felon Voting Rights

Voters convicted of a felony will automatically have their right to vote restored after serving their term of incarceration, parole and probation.

Voters may permanently lose the right to vote if convicted of these crimes. Former felons convicted of these crimes must go to their state representative and request they author a bill restoring their right to vote. Both houses of the legislature must then pass the bill. The governor can also directly grant re-enfranchisement.

All ex-felons must RE-REGISTER to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities go HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.