Mississippi Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 8th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

yes

Complete Mississippi Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

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

Mississippi Student Voter Info

Students who lived in Mississippi prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their Mississippi voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Mississippi address) should have no problem doing so, unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students who have a bona fide intent to make their school address their home should be able to establish voting residency in Mississippi. You have to have “a bona fide, unqualified intent to make the place of occupancy or residence on the college or university campus [your] home.”

Mississippi Ex-Offender Voter Info

In Mississippi, only individuals convicted of one of 21 specific felony crimes lose the right to vote. All others retain their voting rights, even while incarcerated. Re-enfranchisement for those that have lost the right to vote can only be granted through a bill passed by both houses of the legislature or through the governor. [The 21 felonies (in alphabetical order) are: armed robbery, arson, bigamy, bribery, carjacking, embezzlement, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, forgery, larceny, murder, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, rape, receiving stolen property, robbery, statutory rape, theft, timber larceny, and unlawful taking of a vehicle.]