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 here's what you need to know about Election Day in the Magnolia State.

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Key Dates

Oct 10

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request By Date

Nov 5

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (in person)

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmark))

Nov 8

Election Day

Mississippi Voter Guide

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

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady 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
  • Can I vote by mail?

    No, but there are exceptions that will allow you to vote absentee if you qualify. People who qualify include voters who are 65 years or older, who are temporarily living outside their voting jurisdiction, and who are disabled or taking care of disabled family members. Learn if you can qualify here.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Nope. So make a plan for November 8, and as we like to say here in the nicest possible way, don't fuck it up.

    Make a plan
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. All Mississippians voting at the polls are required to show a photo ID card. Those voting in person by absentee ballot in the Circuit Clerk's Office are also required to show a photo ID. Eligible voters casting an absentee ballot by mail, do NOT have to show a photo ID.

    An ID that qualifies includes a state driver's license, a government ID, a U.S. passport, a firearms license, a tribal ID, a military ID, or a Mississippi student ID.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not have any of these IDs, you can receive a FREE voter ID card from the state.

    Get the full details from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are eligible to vote absentee, you can vote by mail or vote in-person absentee from September 26 till November 5. For in-person Election Day voting, polling places are open from 7am to 7pm. You can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • 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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