Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. It is the fundamental right upon which all of our civil liberties rest. A strong and healthy democracy must include the voices of all citizens. The ACLU of Mississippi is committed to protecting voting rights and ensuring that every citizen maintains that right.
Get ready to vote in 2018.
Important Dates & Deadlines
- April 21 - Absentee Ballots for the June Primary Election available in your local circuit clerk's office. Download our Voting Rights Guide below to learn more about absentee voting. Mississippi does not offer early voting, which is different from absentee voting, but you can help change that. Contact us to learn how.
- May 7 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election.
- June 2 - In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline by 12 p.m.
- June 4 - Mail-In Absentee Voting Deadline by 5 p.m.
- June 5 - Primary Election for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Polling places open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GENERAL ELECTION DAY: Mississippi Levee District Commissioner (Bolivar, Washington, Humphreys and Sharkey Counties only)
- June 12 - Voter ID Affidavit Ballot Deadline at 5 p.m.: Last day affidavit voters who cast an affidavit ballot by reason of voter photo ID may present an acceptable form of photo ID or complete an affidavit of religious objection in the Circuit Clerks’ Offices.
- June 26 - Primary Run-Off Election Day
- September 22 - Absentee Ballots for the November General Election available in your local circuit clerk's office.
- October 8 - In-Person Voter Registration Deadline by 5 p.m.
- October 9 - Mail-In Voter Registration Deadline
- November 3 - In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline by 12 p.m.
- November 5 - Mail-In Absentee Voting Deadline by 5 p.m.
- November 6 - GENERAL ELECTION DAY for U. S. Senate and U. S. House of Representatives, Judicial Offices, County School Board Members and certain School District Trustees. REGULAR SPECIAL ELECTION DAY for county and county district vacancies. Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
- November 27 - General Run-Off Election Day
The Voting Rights Guide below is designed to help protect your right to vote.
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Voting with a Felony Conviction in Mississippi
Unless you’ve been convicted by a Mississippi court of one of 22 specific crimes, you can vote in Mississippi at all times – even while you are incarcerated.
Download our Know Your Rights Card below.
MS’s Voter ID Law
Download our Voter ID Guide below.
You must show photo ID to vote in-person in Mississippi. If you don’t have the right kind of ID, you can get one for FREE through the Secretary of State’s office. Download our Voter ID guide below for more information.
Not sure where you vote? Find out where your precinct is located.
Voting can be a cumbersome task for the transgender and gender non-conforming community now that Voter ID is a requirement at every election. We want to create a barrier-free and non-threatening zone so that all transgender and gender non-conforming Mississippians can cast their ballot without fear or intimidation.