Mississippi elections, 2012

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1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Mississippi held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

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November 6, 2012
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2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

See also: United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2012

General election candidates

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Wicker 57.2% 709,626
     Democratic Albert N. Gore, Jr. 40.6% 503,467
     Constitution Thomas Cramer 1.2% 15,281
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 1.1% 13,194
Total Votes 1,241,568
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2012

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
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 3 3
Total 4 4
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Brad Morris
Republican Party Alan Nunnelee
Constitution Party Jim R. Bourland
Libertarian Party Danny Bedwell
Reform Party Chris Potts
Alan Nunnelee Republican Party Alan Nunnelee No
2nd Democratic Party Bennie Thompson
Republican Party Bill Marcy
Independent Cobby Williams
Reform Party Lajena Williams
Bennie Thompson Democratic Party Bennie Thompson No
3rd Democratic Party Vicki Slater
Republican Party Gregg Harper
Reform Party John Luke Pannell
Gregg Harper Republican Party Gregg Harper No
4th Democratic Party Matthew Moore
Republican Party Steven Palazzo
Libertarian Party Ron Williams
Reform Party Robert W. Claunch
Steven Palazzo Republican Party Steven Palazzo No

Eligibility to Vote


Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Mississippi was one of 16 states to use an open primary system. Voters were required to register by February 12, 2012, which was 30 days prior to the primary election.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote was 31 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 6.[2]

  • Voter ID info
  • Residency requirements: Resident of Mississippi and have lived in city or town for at least 30 days prior to election[3]
  • Same-day registration: None

Voting absentee

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:[4]

  • 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.[5]


There is no specific deadline for applying for an absentee ballot. The ballot must be returned by 5 p.m. on the day before the election.[4]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Mississippi is one of 14 states that do not allow early voting.[6]

See also