To register to vote in the State of Mississippi an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the next general election
- Be a resident of Mississippi and of the county in which you register to vote for at least 30 days
- Not have been judicially declared mentally incompetent
- Not have been convicted of any crime listed in Section 241 of the Mississippi Constitution (murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, or bigamy)
Must register at least 30 days prior to each election
Can register to vote in person or by mail by:
Visiting your county Circuit Clerk (usually in the county courthouse) or Municipal Clerk (usually in City Hall).
You may register to vote when applying for or renewing your driver's license, or when applying for services at numerous state and federal government agencies.
You can also obtain an online voter registration application.
Absentee ballot applications are not available online. To request an absentee ballot, contact your County Voter Registrar. Applications for absentee ballots by can be made to the voter registrar's office within 45 days of the date of an election. If you know you will vote absentee, contact your Circuit or Municipal Clerk at least two weeks before the election.
Applications made in person must not be later than noon on the Saturday preceding a Tuesday election or the second day immediately preceding elections held on other days. Ballots will be completed by the voter at the time of application.
Once completed, the ballot must be received by the registrar no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding the election. Ballots must be notarized by an official authorized to administer an oath or authorized to witness a voter's signature.
For more election and voter information you can contact the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.