Mississippi Voter Info

The general election is Nov 5, 2024.
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

Early Voting

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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?

You are eligible to vote in Mississippi if you:
  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Mississippi
  • 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 convicted of a disenfranchising crime as defined by Section 241 of the Mississippi Constitution or by Attorney General Opinion, unless pardoned, rights of citizenship restored by the Governor or suffrage rights restored by the Legislature.
  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.
Restorative Requirements
  • If your sentence is completed, you should apply to the Governor for a pardon if necessary. After you have been pardoned (or both houses of the state legislature have passed a bill restoring your voting rights), then you may register to vote and cast a ballot, even while you are on parole or probation.
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?

Please use our eligibility tool to find out if you can vote.

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:
  • 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 from State School
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Mississippi Voter ID Card

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Mississippi Voter Info

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