Voting in
Mississippi

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Mississippi, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Mississippi election website or call (800) 829-6786 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - General Election

11/03/2020
General Election Date
10/05/2020
Mail Registration Deadline

Voting Information for Mississippi

Don’t miss your next election!

Due to COVID-19, the Congressional republican runoff election between Brian Flowers and Thomas Carey is rescheduled to Jun. 23rd. See the state website for more details on this election as they become available.

Mississippi voters may register to vote for the Nov. 3rd general election by-mail or online through Oct. 5th. To vote by-mail, voters must request an absentee ballot and provide an excuse.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in a primary. See Mississippi Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Find Your Representatives

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Aug. 21st to Oct. 31st

You can vote in-person at your clerk’s office before the election using an absentee ballot. Start dates vary by county; all early voting ends on Oct. 31st at noon. Excuse required.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) by Oct. 26th at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Nov. 2nd.

Absentee ballot by-mail requests open 45 days before each election. Applicants must apply for each election, excuse required.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Mississippi

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Mississippi.

Pre-registration

  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election

Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.