VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2020
In order to register to vote in the state of Mississippi, you must meet the following requirements:
Be a U.S. citizen;
Be at least 18 years old by the General Election;
Have resided in Mississippi and your county for at least 30 days;
NOT be convicted of a specified disenfranchising felony** in Mississippi;
NOT be declared mentally incompetent by a court.
**The disenfranchising crimes are voter fraud, murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, bigamy, armed robbery, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, larceny, receiving stolen property, robbery, timber larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, statutory rape, carjacking, and larceny under lease or rental agreement. If a voter has not been convicted of one of the above crimes in Mississippi and is otherwise qualified, they may vote.
Even if a voter has been convicted of a similar offense in another state or of a federal felony, they can still vote.
How to Register to Vote
The registration deadline for the November 3, 2020 election is October 5, 2020. You can register to vote at your Circuit Clerk’s office, your Municipal Clerk’s office, when you get your driver’s license at the Department of Public Safety, or through the mail by downloading a voter registration form and mailing it to your Circuit Clerk.
Check Your Registration Status
Even if you have registered and successfully voted in the past, you should check your registration status. This is good way to ensure you haven't been purged.
Update Your Registration Information
If you have moved, you must update your registration. A voter must vote in their assigned precinct corresponding to the address where they are registered. If a voter chooses to vote outside of their assigned precinct, the ballot will not be counted. You must also update your registration if your name has changed. To update your name on your voter registration information online, you must already be a registered voter of the State of Mississippi and have a current and valid Mississippi driver’s license or photo identification card issued by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety with your new name.
Any one of the following types of photo IDs may be used on Election Day:
photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi;
United States passport; government employee ID card;
student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college;
United States military ID;
tribal photo ID;
Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government;
Mississippi Voter Identification Card.
**What if I don't have any of the acceptable forms of Voter ID?
If a registered voter does not have any of these acceptable forms of photo ID, a FREE Mississippi Voter Identification Card will be provided at no cost to the voter at any Circuit Clerk’s Office in Mississippi. Application for a card may be made during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Call 1-844-MSVOTER (1-844-678-6837) for information.