Mississippi Voter Info

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

No Deadline

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Postmarked by Mon Oct 5, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020
Post received by Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:00PM CST
In-Person, Received by Sat Oct 31, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Mississippi if you:
  • 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 are NOT eligible to vote in Mississippi if:
  • 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.
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • 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
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • 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?

To register to vote in Mississippi you should provide one of the following:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Mississippi Driver's License Number
If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:
  • 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
In Mississippi, you need to show a valid photo ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • 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

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Mississippi Voter Info

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