Mississippi

Welcome Mississippi voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
June 5 May 7 (postmarked) N/A May 7 No

 

General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 9 (postmarked) N/A October 8 No

 

Online Voter Registration

Mississippi does not have online voter registration, but a voter can complete a printable form online and then print, sign, and submit it. You can complete the PDF here.

Voter ID

Strict = if no identification, voter must take additional measures after Election Day to have ballot counted

Non-strict = if no identification, voter still has option to cast ballot that may be counted without additional measures by voter

 

Mississippi has strict photo ID requirements. Here are the approved forms of ID:

  • 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

Vote-By-Mail

Mississippi does not have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail.

Early Voting

Mississippi has no in-person early voting.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Mississippi has no Automatic Voter Registration.

Minor Pre-Registration

No specific provision. Contact your state election officials for details.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018

 

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