Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Mississippi, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
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.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
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.