Helpful Voting Links — Mississippi
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — Mississippi
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As Mississippi has its state primary and presidential primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Mississippi
Voter ID Requirements — Mississippi
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Mississippi driver’s license
- Identification card, including, but not limited to, an employee identification card containing a photograph of the elector, issued by a branch, department, agency or entity of the State of Mississippi
- United States passport
- Employee identification card containing a photograph of the elector issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government
- Mississippi license containing a photograph of the elector to carry a pistol or revolver
- Tribal identification card containing a photograph of the elector
- United States military identification card containing a photograph of the elector
- Student identification card, containing a photograph of the elector, issued by an accredited college, university or community or junior college in the State of Mississippi
- Mississippi Voter Identification Card Photo identification issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any state government including, but not limited to, a driver’s license issued by a state other than Mississippi
Early & Absentee Voting — MississippiRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 29th to Nov. 5th
You can vote in person at your clerk's office from Oct. 29th to Nov. 5th at noon. before the election, using an absentee ballot. Excuse required.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than September 29th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election. Excuse required.
Mississippi has recent election law reform to eliminate in-person absentee voting and establish pre-election voting without an excuse. By-mail absentee voters would be reserved for voters with disabilities and their caregivers only. Information will be updated as available. (June 2016)