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Mississippi General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

Election Today!

How do I vote?
28 days ago

Registration deadline

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in Mississippi

When do I need to register to vote in Mississippi?

Mississippians must have been registered to vote by Tuesday, October 9th.

How do I register to vote in Mississippi?

Fill out, print, sign, stamp, and mail your registration form in before the deadline.

Estimated time: < 5 minutes

Register to vote in Mississippi

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in Mississippi?

To register as a voter in Mississippi, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Mississippi and the county voting in for at least 30 days before election day
  • Be at least 18 years old by the General Election
  • Not have been convicted of a disenfranchising crime
  • Not have been judged in a court to be mentally incompetent

What if I'm only 17?

If you'll be 18 by the General Election, you can still register and vote in Mississippi!

How to Vote

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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the Mississippi Polling Place Finder.

All polling places will be open between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Can I vote by mail?

Mississippians can only vote absentee if they:

  • Will be outside your county on Election Day for any reason
  • Are disabled
  • Are age 65 or older
  • Are the parent, spouse, or dependent of a person with a physical disability who is hospitalized outside their county of residence, or more than 50 miles away, and will be with that person on Election Day
  • Are unable to vote in person due to working during the times the polls are open

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in Mississippi or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

What ID do I need to vote?

Photo ID is required to vote in Mississippi. Acceptable forms of Photo ID include:

  • Mississippi Driver's license, or other Photo ID issued by Mississippi
  • US Passport
  • Firearms license
  • Student Photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi college or university
  • US Military ID
  • Tribal Photo ID

Expired IDs are fine, so long as they aren't expired for more than 10 years

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in Mississippi.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the Mississippi Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: Mississippi Elections Office
Phone: (800) 829-6786

Having problems at the polls?

Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.

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