Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 10

Mississippi does not have early voting. If you cannot vote in person on Election Day, request an absentee ballot to vote by mail, more info below.

Mississippi’s Address Confidentiality Program protects survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking when registering to vote. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote for a person convicted of murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement or bigamy can only be restored through a pardon from the governor or a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature. If an individual hasn’t committed one of these offenses, rights are automatically restored after the completion of their sentence.

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.

Ranked Choice Voting: Overseas and military voters use ranked choice voting for federal runoff elections.

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