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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

General Election Date
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. 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.

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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 (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 + 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.


  • 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.