Voting in Mississippi
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When and where
The deadline for registration is 31 days prior to the election. You can register to vote at your Circuit Clerk’s office, your Municipal Clerk’s office, when you get your driver’s license at the Department of Public Safety, or through the mail by downloading a voter registration form from our website and mailing it to your Circuit Clerk. A valid for of identification is required to register.
As of April 2015, Mississippi is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.
Voting on election day
First time voters or unverified registrants are required to show identification. Acceptable forms of ID include a copy of a current and valid photo ID, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
Note: Mississippi's 2011 voter ID amendment requires an implementing statute and faces USDOJ pre-clearance, before it can take effect.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
- 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:
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.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
Mississippi is one of 14 states that do not allow early voting.
- Voter registration info
- Voter ID laws
- Mississippi Secretary of State "2014 Elections Calendar," accessed January 3, 2014
- Long Distance Voter, "Mississippi Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 19, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "Absentee and Early Voting," accessed December 19, 2013