The 2022 Primary Election is on June 7
The 2022 General Election is on November 8
Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before Election Day in-person or by mail
- May 9, 2022 for the Primary Election
- October 10, 2022 for the General Election
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 or requested in-person. View the excuses and information to access the application here.
Gender Gaps in Representation
Mississippi ranks 49th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.
Mississippi Congressional Delegation
Mississippi has one woman Senator and no women in the House of Representatives
Mississippi State Legislature
15.5% of the Mississippi state legislature is women. There are 10 women in the State Senate and 17 women in the State House
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