En español | Mississippi’s Nov. 8 general election will decide races for the U.S. House of Representatives. The state’s primary election was June 7, and the primary runoff election was June 28.
The state’s new redistricting plan has changed certain boundaries of some legislative and U.S. congressional districts and may affect which candidates appear on your ballot.
Mississippians can register to vote by mail or in person.
The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 10. If you are mailing your registration application, it must be postmarked by this date.
You can check your voter registration status on the yallvote.ms website.
Only certain people qualify to vote absentee using a mail-in ballot. They include:
Contact your county circuit clerk’s office to see if you qualify to get a mail-in absentee ballot. If you do, request that an application be mailed to you. Applications will be available starting Friday, Sept. 9. You must indicate on the application the reason you need an absentee mail-in ballot. Mail-in absentee ballot applications should be notarized, but there’s an exception: If you are temporarily or permanently disabled, you instead need a witness 18 or older to sign. Mail the application to your county circuit clerk’s office.
Mail-in absentee ballots technically are available starting on Saturday, Sept. 24. But since that’s a weekend day, the earliest you can pick yours up and the earliest your county circuit clerk’s office can start mailing the ballots to eligible voters is Monday, Sept. 26.
Note that mail-in absentee ballots also require a witness signature and will come with instructions about who qualifies.
Completed ballots must be returned by mail and must be postmarked on or before Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Postage is required. Ballots must be received by your county circuit clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Additional information about absentee voting can be found on yallvote.ms.
That depends on your county of residence. Contact your county circuit clerk’s office to see if absentee ballot tracking is available.
Mississippi offers in-person absentee voting, but only to those who qualify. Some of those who are eligible include:
In-person absentee voting is available during normal business hours at your county circuit clerk’s office, starting Monday, Sept. 26. Your county circuit clerk’s office will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon the two Saturdays before the election, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, to accommodate people who can’t cast an in-person absentee ballot during the week.
More information about voting absentee is on yallvote.ms.
The state’s general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be able to vote.
Use the polling place locator, available through yallvote.ms, to find your polling place. Or, if you have questions about where to vote, contact your county circuit clerk’s office or reach out to the secretary of state’s elections hotline at 800-829-6786.
If you have questions about getting a voter ID card, email MSVoterID@sos.ms.gov or call 844-678-6837.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Aug. 1, 2022, with information about the general election. The guide was first published on Aug. 3, 2020.
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