Mississippi elections, 2012
|1 2012 Elections|
|2 Eligibility to Vote|
|2.1 Primary election|
|2.2 General election|
|3 Voting absentee|
|3.3 Military and overseas voting|
|4 Voting early|
|5 See also|
The state of Mississippi held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:
- Signature filing deadline: January 13, 2012
- Primary date: March 13, 2012
- General election date: November 6, 2012
|On the 2012 ballot|| Click here for all |
November 6, 2012
|U.S. Senate (1 seat)||Preview Article|
|U.S. House (4 seats)|
| Ballot measures (
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page
Elections by type
General election candidates
|U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Albert N. Gore, Jr.||40.6%||503,467|
|Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Mississippi received an additional seat from redistricting.
|Members of the U.S. House from Mississippi -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st|| Brad Morris
Jim R. Bourland
|Alan Nunnelee||Alan Nunnelee||No|
|2nd|| Bennie Thompson
|Bennie Thompson||Bennie Thompson||No|
|3rd|| Vicki Slater
John Luke Pannell
|Gregg Harper||Gregg Harper||No|
|4th|| Matthew Moore
Robert W. Claunch
|Steven Palazzo||Steven Palazzo||No|
Eligibility to Vote
- See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections
Mississippi is one of 16 states to use an open primary system. Voters must have registered by February 12, 2012, which was 30 days prior to the primary election. (Information about registering to vote)
- See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections
The deadline to register to vote is 31 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 6.
- Voter ID info
- Residency requirements: Resident of Mississippi and have lived in city or town for at least 30 days prior to election
- Same-day registration: None
- See also: Absentee Voting
You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on election day for one of the following reasons:
- 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 at which the polls will be open.
There is no specific deadline for applying for an absentee ballot. The ballot must then be returned by 5 p.m. on the day before the election.
Military and overseas voting
For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.
- See also: Early voting
Mississippi is one of seven states that does not allow early voting.
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2012 Elections Calendar," accessed April 25, 2012
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Election Calendar" accessed May 7, 2012
- Vote Smart, "Voter Registration in Mississippi" accessed May 7, 2012
- Long Distance Voter, "Mississippi Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 19, 2013
- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "Absentee and Early Voting," accessed December 19, 2013