Instructions for voting

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Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at your Mississippi address by Oct 9
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Never have been convicted of certain specific crimes, or if convicted have had your voting rights restored
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by a court

How to Vote

Vote early
Sep 26–Nov 5

Vote by absentee ballot at your County Election Office


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.


Who can vote early

You can vote early by mail or in person using an absentee ballot if you meet one of the following qualifications:

  • You’ll be away from your county on Election Day
  • You’ll be unable to vote in person because you’re required to be at work on Election Day, Nov 6 from 7 AM to 7 PM
  • You’re 65 years old or older
  • You’re a student, teacher or administrator at a college, university, junior college, high, junior high, or elementary grade school, and will be away from the county on Election Day (or you’re the spouse or dependent who lives with a student, teacher or administrator)
  • You have a temporary or permanent physical disability, and are unable to vote in person without substantial hardship, or voting in person could cause danger to yourself or others
  • You’re the parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside his county or more than 50 miles away from his home, and you’ll be with that person on Election Day
  • You’re a member of the congressional delegation, or spouse or dependent of a member of the congressional delegation
  • You’re required to be away from your home on Election Day due to your job as an employee of a member of the Mississippi congressional delegation (or the spouse or dependents of such person living with such person)
Absentee ballot received by
November 5

Vote early
Sep 26–Nov 5

Vote by absentee ballot at your County Election Office


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Mississippi. Call your county election office to check if you’re registered.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at a Mississippi address
  • Never have been convicted of vote fraud
  • Not be in jail or on parole for certain listed felonies
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court

ID requirements

Bring one of the following:

  • A Mississippi driver’s license or ID card issued by the State of Mississippi
  • A current US passport
  • A current employee ID card issued by any agency of the US government, State of Mississippi, or local government unit in Mississippi
  • A current student ID card containing a photograph issued by an accredited institution of higher education in Mississippi
  • A current US military ID card
  • A valid tribal ID card containing a photograph
  • A current and valid Mississippi license to carry a gun

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