Last updated: Sept. 9, 2020
More information: Secretary of State's Elections & Voting
There is no online registration.
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
at: Circuit Clerk’s Office, Municipal Clerk’s Office, or at a Public Service Agency
To update registration after a move or name change, use the voter registration form.
There is no online registration
print the form
If you are registering for the first time in Mississippi and DO NOT have a Mississippi driver’s license or social security number, you must send with this application a copy of a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address in this county.
Any one of the following types of photo IDs may be used on Election Day:
Exemptions - Any Mississippi registered voter who states he/she does not have an acceptable photo identification because of a religious objection to being photographed shall be entitled to vote by affidavit ballot without being required to show a photo ID. The ballot will not be rejected for this reason if the voter signs a separate affidavit before the Circuit Clerk within five days of the election.
Any registered voter who resides at a state-licensed care facility and who votes in person at a a polling place located in that state-licensed care facility.
Department of Public Safety, Driver Service Bureau
Obtaining a Driver’s License
Identification cards - evidence that may be considered for proof of domicile
Obtaining a non-driver photo ID - at Circuit Clerk offices in Mississippi - call 1-844-678-683 for more information. If you are an eligible Mississippi voter and need transportation assistance, we will provide a FREE ride to your Circuit Clerk's Office to get a Mississippi Voter ID Card. We will give you the names of local transportation providers to contact to make travel arrangements to fit your needs. A transportation provider will pick you up, take you to the Circuit Clerk's Office and bring you home. There is NO charge to you for the ride.
For the General Election, November 3, 2020, voters under a physician-imposed quarantine due to COVID-19 or caring for a dependent under a physician-imposed quarantine may request an absentee ballot under the temporary or permanent physical disability excuse, and absentee vote by mail.
Voters unable to vote in person on Election Day may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Most absentee voters must appear before the Circuit Clerk or Municipal Clerk and absentee vote in person. A few categories of absentee voters may request a mailed ballot. Voters, who are required to be at work on Election or will be out of town, must absentee vote in person. Absentee voters, who are 65 or older, have a permanent or temporary physical disability, or are temporarily residing outside their county of residence may absentee vote by mail. Please check with your Circuit or Municipal Clerk to determine if you are entitled to vote by an absentee ballot and to learn the procedures for doing s
Eligible voters casting an absentee ballot by mail do NOT have to show a photo ID
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Check your local newspaper or broadcast news station for these organizations.
Where to get more info on candidates - League of Women Voters; local newspapers (daily and weekly)
Initiative ballot, 2020 - for Measure 65A and Alternative Measure 65A
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (odd years for most positions)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Transportation Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner (elected every four years; next election in 2023)
State Senator (elected every four years; next election in 2023)
State Representative (elected every four years; next election in 2023)
Supreme Court Justice (eight-year terms, from three districts; next election in 2020 for four justices)
Court of Appeals Judge (elected every four years; next election in 2022)
Circuit Court Judge (elected every four years; next election in 2022)
Chancery Court Judge (elected every four years; next election in 2022)
Levee Commissioner (elected every two years; next election in 2020)
|Municipal (odd years)||
School Board and other boards and commissions
Court offices - Sheriff, Chancery Clerk, Circuit Clerk, Tax Assessor, Tax Collector, Coroner, County Attorney, Surveyor (elected every four years; next election in 2023)
County - Supervisor, Justice Court Judge, Constable, Election Commissioner (elected every four years; next election in 2023)
Mayor (next election in 2021)
Local ballot measures
The Mississippi campaign finance online filing system provides access to campaign finance disclosure reports. This includes reports from political committees supporting or opposing those candidates or statewide balloted measures.
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Find useful voter information including:
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