Mississippi

38% of 18-29 year olds voted in the U.S. in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE- Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 9, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election.

Check Registration Status

Check your Mississippi voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on Election Day, and a resident of Mississippi for 30 days.

  • You cannot be declared mentally incompetent by a court. You cannot be convicted of a disenfranchising crime, click here for more information.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address.

Deadline

Mississippi does not allow same-day voter registration. You must register by October 9, 2020 if you wish to register by mail or in person.

 

Voter Registration Process

There are two primary methods of registering to vote in Mississippi: mailing in a printable application or in-person registration.

  • Mississippi does not permit online voter registration. Mississippi does not practice automatic voter registration.
  • Further voter registration information for Mississippi can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

Questions? Contact us here.

Mississippi does not permit early voting or no-excuse absentee voting. There is no information yet concerning specifications being made for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Please check with your voter registrar to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee, as there are strict requirements that may vary. Click here for the printable absentee application to request an absentee ballot.

  • While there is no specific deadline for requesting an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election, it is recommended you request your ballot 7 days before the election.
  • If submitting by mail, the ballot must be received by 5pm, one day before the 2020 General Election Day (November 2, 2020). If submitting in-person, the ballot must be received 3 days before the 2020 General Election (October 31, 2020).
  • Further absentee voting information for Mississippi is listed here.

Early Voting

Mississippi does not offer early voting.

 

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, polls are open 7am-7pm.

  • Photo ID is required for voting (insert link when available). If you do not have any other acceptable forms of ID, you can obtain a Mississippi Voter ID Card at no cost. See more information here.
  • Click here for County specific information.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

Questions? Contact us here.