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MISSISSIPPI

Requirements to vote:

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen.

  • Resident of Mississippi and the county/city/town for 30 days.

  • Not be convicted in a Mississippi court of arson, armed robbery, bigamy, bribery, carjacking, embezzlement, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, forgery, larceny, murder, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, rape, receiving stolen property, robbery, statutory rape, theft, timber larceny, larceny under lease or rental agreement, or unlawful taking of motor vehicle (unless having been pardoned, had rights of citizenship restored by the governor or had suffrage restored by the legislature).

  • Not be declared mentally incompetent by court.


How do I register?

  • In the state of Mississippi, you can register to vote online, via mail, or in person.

  • To register online, go to https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/mississippi/. If you’re registering for the first time, you must bring proof of identification (a current and valid photo ID and a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address).

    • The deadline to register is 30 days before Election Day.

  • To register via mail, you must mail the voter registration form to your Circuit Clerk or Municipal Clerk’s office, which you can find at http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Pages/County-Election-Info.aspx. You can find the form at http://www.msvoterid.ms.gov/Pages/forms/Voter_Registration.pdf

    • The deadline to register is 30 days before Election Day.

  • To register in person, you must bring your driver’s license (from the Department of Public Safety) to your Circuit Clerk or Municipal Clerk’s office and fill out the form there. You can also find the form at the Secretary of State's Office, in public libraries, drivers license exam stations, circuit clerk's offices, municipal clerk's offices and public schools.

    • The deadline to register is 30 days before Election Day.

  • If you need it, you can get a free ride to your Circuit Clerk's Office to get a Mississippi Voter ID Card. Call the FREE Voter ID hotline at 1-844-MSVOTER (1-844-678-6837) and say your address; will be given the names of local transportation providers to contact to make travel arrangements to fit your needs.

    •  A transportation provider will pick you up, take you to the Circuit Clerk's Office and bring you home at no charge.


Can I pre-register?

  • Mississippi does not have any specific policy listed on pre-registration; you should contact your local county clerk’s office for more information.