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

  • 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 
  • October 29 - In-Person Voter Registration Deadline by 5 p.m. to vote in November General Run-off Election
  • October 29 - Mail-In Voter Registration postmarked-dated deadline to vote in November General Run-off Election
  • 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.

Voter Registration

Take the first step. Get registered to vote!

Check Your Voter Status

Check your voting status online at the Secretary of State's Y'all Vote website. If your status is inactive, update your registration information

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.

Polling Place Locator

Not sure where you vote? Find out where your precinct is located.

Voting Rights for Transgender Mississippians

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.  

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