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Voting in Mississippi

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Mississippi?

To register to vote in the State of Mississippi, you must be:
  • A United States Citizen,
  • A Resident of Mississippi,except persons judicially declared mentally incompetent
  • A resident of the state, county, and supervisor's district for 30 days
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day
  • Has never been convicted of any crime listed in Section 241 of the Mississippi Constitution (murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, or bigamy)

Voter Registration Options in Mississippi

You have the following 2 options to register to vote in Mississippi:

In Person

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

Check The Locations Where to Register

By Mail

Through the mail by downloading a voter registration form from our website and mailing it to your Circuit Clerk. Keep in mind that first time, mail-in, unverified registrants must show ID the first time they go to the polls

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Mississippi

You have the following 2 options to vote in Mississippi:

In Person

Visit the Mississippi Secretary of State’s polling place locator web page.

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Absentee Ballot

The Deadline for absentee ballot requests varies by county. Voters should contact their Circuit Clerks for the most up to date information.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

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