How to vote in my state
Last updated: September 13, 2023
Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines
November 7, 2023
Mississippi General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
- Postmarked: October 10, 2023
- Received by: October 28, 2023
- In-person request by: October 9, 2023
- Online request by: No online voter registration in Mississippi
Absentee Request Deadline
- No deadline
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
- In-person received: November 4, 2023
- Postmarked: November 7, 2023
- Post received: November 14, 2023
Early Voting: No early voting is offered in Mississippi
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Voters can only vote absentee in Mississippi with an approved excuse. You may be eligible to vote absentee because of age, health, work, school, or military service. Please check with your circuit or municipal clerk to see if you can vote absentee and learn the procedure. You can request an absentee ballot if you qualify within 45 days of an election.
What to Expect
on Election Day
On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Voter ID Requirements
You must have a photo ID to vote on Election Day. Any one of the following types of photo IDs may be used on Election Day:
- A driver’s license
- A photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi
- A United States passport
- A government employee ID card
- A firearms license
- A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college
- A United States military ID
- A tribal photo ID
- Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
- A Mississippi Voter Identification Card
Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.
Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.”
It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose.
Have questions or need help voting?
Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).
Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.