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Mississippi

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

June 7, 2022

Mississippi Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: May 8, 2022
  • In-person request by: May 8, 2022
  • Online request by: No online voter registration in Mississippi
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received: June 2, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-person received: June 7, 2022
  • Post received: June 7, 2022
Early Voting: No early voting is offered in Mississippi

November 8, 2022

Mississippi General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 9, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 9, 2022
  • Online request by: No online voter registration in Mississippi
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received: November 3, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
  • Post received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: No early voting is offered in Mississippi

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

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.

See details of absentee voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

You must bring a valid photo ID to vote. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • 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

Click here for more information on voter ID in Mississippi

Language Access

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

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.