Mississippi

About this state

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I. The only state any American can confidently spell. Also, the birthplace of Elvis, the blues, and root beer. One time in 2015, two candidates running for a State House seat in your state tied with 4,589 votes, so they picked the winner by drawing straws. DRAWING STRAWS. Do you really want that? No you don't. So we're going to tell you everything you need to know about Election Day in the Magnolia State. Mississippi will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on June 7, and the general will be held on November 8. (Source: Ballot Ready)

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Key Dates

May 9

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline

Jun 4

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (in person)

Jun 7

Primary Election

Jun 14

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (by mail)

Nov 8

General Election

Mississippi Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    Register here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Nope! Mississippi voters do not register by party and do not need to be formally affiliated with a political party in order to vote in its primary.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    No. But there are exceptions that will allow you to vote absentee. Learn if you can do that here.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Nope. So make a plan for May 9th, and as we like to say here, in the nicest possible way, don't fuck it up.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A driver's license, a government ID, a U.S. passport, a firearms license, a tribal ID, a military ID, or a Mississippi student ID, or a Mississippi voter ID card.
    Get the full details from VoteRiders.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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