State of Mississippi Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Mississippi State Legislature Special Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Sat Sep 9, 2017
  • In-Person by Sat Sep 9, 2017 12:00pm CDT
  • Postmarked by Sat Sep 9, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

No Deadline

Absentee Ballot Return

Post received by Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:00pm CDT

Early Voting

none on record
Special election being held for House District 102.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your County Circuit Clerk’s Office

You may also update your registration information online at Y’allVote@sos.ms.gov

You must have resided in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Absentee Voting

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • You will be outside the county on Election Day.
  • You are an enlisted or commissioned member of any component of the United States Armed Forces, or spouse or dependent of such member.
  • You are a Member of the Merchant Marine or the American Red Cross, or spouse or dependent of such member.
  • You are a disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital, or the spouse or dependent of such veteran.
  • You are a civilian attached to and serving outside of the United States with any branch of the Armed Forces or with the Merchant Marine or American Red Cross, or spouse or dependent of such civilian.
  • You are a citizen of Mississippi temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia.
  • You are a student, teacher or administrator at a college, university, junior or community college, high, junior high, elementary or grade school, whose studies or employment at such institution necessitates your absence from the county of your voting residence or spouse or dependent of such student, teacher or administrator.
  • You have a temporary or permanent physical disability.
  • You are sixty-five (65) years of age or older.
  • You are the parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside his or her county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away from his or her residence, and you will be with such person on Election Day.
  • You are a member of the congressional delegation, or spouse or dependent of a member of the congressional delegation.
  • You are required to be at work on Election Day during the times which the polls will be open.

You are eligible to vote in Mississippi if you:

  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Mississippi
  • Are a U.S citizen

You are NOT eligible to vote in Mississippi if:

  • 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.
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Mississippi you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Mississippi Driver's License Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you live at a non-traditional address, you must include a drawing or map of your location

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Check
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

You can alternatively provide one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

In Mississippi, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Mississippi Driver's License
  • Valid Mississippi Issued ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from State Government
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from Federal Government
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Other Government Issued Photo ID
  • Valid Mississippi Voter ID Card

IDs must be current or without an expiration date, or one which has expired, but is not yet more than 10 years beyond the issuance date.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Mississippi State Legislature Special Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Sat Sep 2, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Sat Sep 2, 2017
  • Postmarked by Sat Sep 2, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Sat Sep 2, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

No Deadline No Deadline

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:00pm CDT Received by Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:00pm CDT
Special election being held for House District 102.

Overseas Voters

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.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters. This includes: Any enlisted or commissioned members, male or female, of the United States Army, or any of its respective components or various divisions thereof; any enlisted or commissioned members, male or female, of the United States Navy, or any of its respective components or various divisions thereof; any enlisted or commissioned members, male or female, of the United States Air Force, or any of its respective components or various divisions thereof; any enlisted or commissioned members, male or female, of the United States Marines, or any of its respective components or various divisions thereof; or any persons in any division of the armed services of the United States, who are citizens of Mississippi; Any member of the Merchant Marine and the American Red Cross who is a citizen of Mississippi; Any disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital and who is a citizen of Mississippi; Any civilian attached to and serving outside of the United States with any branch of the Armed Forces or with the Merchant Marine or American Red Cross, and who is a citizen of Mississippi; Any trained or certified emergency response provider who is deployed during the time period authorized by law for absentee voting, on election day, or during any state of emergency declared by the President of the United States or any Governor of any state within the United States; Any citizen of Mississippi enrolled as a student at the United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Air Force Academy or the United States Military Academy.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

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:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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