VOTING IN MISSISSIPPI
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before Election Day
In Person: Received by 5:00pm thirty (30) days before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Election Officials

Online Registration

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

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will create online voter registration for all Mississippi voters.

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

Currently, voters are NOT automatically registered to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will automatically register eligible Alabama residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or interact with other state agencies.

Can you pre-register?

LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election may register to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.

Have you moved?

For registered voters who have moved within the state of Mississippi but have not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, SAME County, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote a Provisional Ballot after signing an affidavit at the polling place associated with their new address. The Provisional Ballot will be counted if it can be verified that the voter is registered to vote in the county and voted in the precinct in which they reside.

Moved to a NEW County
Voters must update their voter registration before the registration deadline to be eligible to vote. EXCEPTION: If you have not re-registered, you may still vote for President and Vice President in a Presidential election.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the ACP ("Safe at Home") may choose to keep their address confidential and use their ACP address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

Only Absentee Voters may vote early in person (AKA "in person absentee voting"). Voters who qualify may apply for an absentee ballot at their Circuit Clerk's office and vote that ballot at the same time.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Ask your state representatives to expand in-person early voting to all Mississippi voters.

Vote-by-Mail

Only Absentee Voters may vote-by-mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Ask your state representatives to expand vote-by-mail to all Mississippi voters.

Absentee Voting

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

Voters should contact their Circuit Clerk to see if they qualify and 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.

For more info on Absentee Voting:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your Circuit Clerk

Ask your state representatives to create "no excuse" absentee voting for all Mississippi voters.

Do you need Voter ID?

Voters will be asked to present a photo ID on from an approved list of IDs. Voters can go HERE for more info.

NOTE: Voters who cannot provide ID may vote an Affidavit (aka "Provisional" Ballot. See Affidavit Ballots for more info.

Voters who are struggling to get an ID from the state of Mississippi may get outside help from Spread the Vote, VoteRiders, or Carpool Vote.

Affidavit Ballots

Voters may have to vote an Affidavit (aka "Provisional") Ballot on Election Day if:

• the voter cannot provide the required photo ID
• their name is not on the registered voters list
• their right to vote is challenged
• their face does not match their photo
• the name on the ID does not match the pollbook

NOTE: Voters who vote an Affidavit Ballot because they did not provide Voter ID have five (5) business days to go to their Circuit Clerk's office to show an acceptable form of ID or apply for a Mississippi Voter ID Card in order for their vote to count.

Polling Hours

7:00am to 7:00pm, Central Time Zone

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 7:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

Voters may vote for any party in a Primary Election, but will be asked to check an "intend to support" the candidate of that party in the General Election. Per the Supreme Court there is no way to enforce this.

Youth Vote in Primary?

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

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Mississippi, or students who already live in Mississippi but attend college in another part of the state should visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of any crime other than a disenfranchising crime may register to vote and vote while incarcerated, or on probation or parole.

Voters convicted of a disenfranchising crime can only have their right to vote restored by:

  • receiving a pardon from the Governor
  • an individual suffrage bill filed by a state legislator on their behalf

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can check Information for Disabled Voters provided by the League of Women Voters of Mississippi.

 

 

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.