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.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/5/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Mississippi

Don’t miss your next election!

Mississippi voters may register to vote for the Nov. 3rd general election through Oct. 5th.

Mississippi allows qualifying voters to join the Permanently Disabled Voter List. If you have a permanent physical disability, you can sign up to automatically receive an absentee ballot in the mail for every election. You must include a signed letter from a licensed doctor or nurse practitioner explaining that your permanent disability makes it difficult for you to vote in person.

Other qualifying voters that wish to vote-by-mail, must request an absentee ballot and provide an excuse. Absentee ballots are available from your county clerk after Sept. 21st.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Mississippi:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an official notary. They must also sign your ballot.

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.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 24th-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 by Oct. 26th at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Election Day at 5 p.m.

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

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Voter ID + Access 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

More Chances to Register


Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.

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.