Voter ID
in Mississippi

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for Mississippi

Mississippi voters  need to show ID at the polls. A photo ID with the voter's name can be expired by as much as 10 years as long as it is issued by the federal or a state government. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Mississippi driver’s license
  • Mississippi non-driver ID card
  • Driver's license from any other state
  • 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
  • US Passport
  • Government employee ID card
  • Firearms license
  • Tribal ID card
  • US military ID
  • Student ID issued by an accredited university, college, or junior college
  • Mississippi voter ID card

Voter ID Details

Click here to find out how to get a free photo ID to vote.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You will vote using an affidavit ballot. For this ballot to be counted, you must present an acceptable ID at the circuit clerk's office, within 5 days after the election.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)