Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 10

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID required, if no ID is shown then the voter can cast a provisional ballot and present their ID within 5 days.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to obtain an absentee ballot. Voters can access the application online and mail it back to their county Circuit Clerk’s office at least 8 days prior to the election. View the excuses and information to access the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Mississippi ranks 47th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Mississippi Congressional Delegation

Mississippi State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Mississippi had higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size