The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Mississippi, here’s all the info you need to know!
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Important Dates to know, mississippi!
New Voter Registration Deadline
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)
Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
- Are a U.S citizen
- Are a resident of Mississippi
- Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
- Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election
- You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
- You are not eligible to vote if you have been convicted in a Mississippi state court of certain crimes. A complete list of those crimes is provided on the Mississippi Mail-In Voter Registration Application.
- U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
- Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
- Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
- Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.
Can I vote if I have a record?
Only individuals convicted of one of 23 specific felony crimes lose the right to vote (arson; armed robbery; bigamy; bribery; embezzlement; extortion; felony bad check; felony shoplifting; forgery; larceny; murder; obtaining money or goods under false pretense; perjury; rape; receiving stolen property; robbery; theft; timber larceny; unlawful taking of motor vehicle; statutory rape; carjacking; and larceny under lease or rental agreement.)
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.
I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?
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.”
Will I need ID?
- The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
- Your Mississippi Driver's License Number
- Current and Valid Photo ID
- Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
- Utility Bill
- Government Check
- Bank Statement
- Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
- Valid ID with photo issued by a Government Agency
- Valid Government Employee ID
- Valid Mississippi Driver's License
- Valid Mississippi Issued ID
- Valid US Passport
- License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
- Valid Student ID
- Valid Military ID
- Valid Tribal ID
- Valid Mississippi Voter ID Card