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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

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Mississippi Voter Guide

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


Who can vote absentee in Mississippi?: 

You may vote by absentee ballot in Mississippi if:

  • you will be away from your county on Election Day for any reason;
  • you are a student, teacher, or administrator at a school whose studies or employment there necessitates your absence from your county on Election Day; or you are the spouse or dependent thereof;
  • you have a temporary or permanent physical disability that renders you unable to vote in person without substantial hardship;
  • you are the parent, spouse, or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside of their county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away, and you (the parent, spouse or dependent) will be with that person on Election Day;
  • you are sixty-five (65) years of age or older;
  • you will be unable to vote in person because you are required to be at work on Election Day during the times at which the polls will be open;
  • you are a member, spouse, or dependent of the congressional delegation;
  • you are a disabled war veteran (or spouse or dependant of such a person) in a hospital;
  • you are a member (or spouse or dependant of such a person) of the Merchant Marine or American Red Cross.


In-Person Absentee Voting:

In-Person Absentee voting refers to a person who visits the local Circuit Clerk's Office and completes the entire process of applying for, obtaining and voting their absentee ballot during that visit.

In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline: There is no deadline to request an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election. 

October 31 is the last day that a person may vote “In Person Absentee.” Your County Circuit Clerk’s Office is open until 5:00 P.M. for in-person absentee voting.

**Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by 5 pm on Nov. 3 and received within 5 business days.

Problems with voting?

Call the Election Protection hotline: 1-888-601-VOTE (8683)

Every vote counts.

Invite your friends and family to join you in being a Ballot Boss and shout your vote by taking these 3 simple steps:

Make sure you’re registered to vote.

Have you moved, changed your name, or turned 18 recently? Check and update your voter registration status.


Make a plan for how you’re going to vote.

Decide if you’ll be voting in person or voting by mail. If you’re voting in person, schedule the time you’ll be going to the polls.

Polling Place Locator

Form a Ballot Boss squad and share on social media.

Encourage 3 of your friends or family members to join you, and then let everyone know you’re committed to being a Ballot Boss and voting by November 3rd.