Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Mississippi offers absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. All other voters are expected to vote in person.

Vote in person

Vote on Election Day

Voters registered in Mississippi can look up where to vote on Mississippi’s site.

No early voting

Mississippi does not offer an early voting period. If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot by mail or by visiting your local election office.

What to bring

  • You will be asked to show photo ID to vote in Mississippi. Acceptable forms include: Mississippi driver’s license or state ID card; US passport; employee ID card issued by any agency of the US government, State of Mississippi, or local government unit in Mississippi; firearms license; student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college; US military ID; a tribal photo ID; photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government; or a Mississippi voter ID card.
  • Voters without ID: If you do not have an accepted form of photo ID, you can vote an affidavit ballot. You will then have five (5) business days to show an acceptable form of photo ID, or apply for a Mississippi Voter ID Card, at the Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Who can vote

You have to register to vote before Election Day in Mississippi. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the “Dates and deadlines” section.

To register in Mississippi you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have lived in Mississippi and in your county (and city, if applicable) 30 days before the election in which you want to vote
  • be 18 years old by the time of the general election in which you want to vote
  • not have been convicted in a Mississippi court of voter fraud, 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 have been declared mentally incompetent by a court
  • *find more information on voting rights restoration here

Vote by mail

  1. Contact your local election office to request a ballot by mail.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. There is no deadline for requesting an absentee ballot.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.