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 March 2015, Mississippi is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.
Voting on election day
Voters are required to show a photo ID card in order to vote in person and during early voting times. A photo ID is not required to vote absentee.
- 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.
- Mississippi Election Code, "Section 23-15-575," accessed January 3, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Elections: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed June 10, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Mississippi Voter ID - Easy & Free," accessed June 10, 2014
- 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