Media Contact

Candace Coleman,

October 30, 2020


MISSISSIPPI – Saturday at 5pm is the deadline for Mississippians to vote absentee, in-person.  The Your Vote Matters! coalition is encouraging Mississippians who are eligible to vote absentee take advantage of the opportunity. Though Mississippi does not have a formal early voting option, every voter over the age of 65 can vote absentee with no excuse.

This year, Mississippians with serious medical conditions like lupus, diabetes, severe asthma and heart disease may also qualify to vote absentee due to their heightened health risk upon contracting COVID-19.

If you think you may qualify to vote absentee, please contact your local circuit clerk ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

This election, two statewide ballot measures offer voters a chance to make Mississippi fairer and more inclusive for years to come. Voting “yes” to Ballot Measure 2 and Ballot Measure 3 are votes to end two Jim Crow era structures that have long held Mississippi back, and every vote must count. 

The election is not on November 3rd. The election is happening now! ​We cannot wait until the last minute to cast our ballots. 


Your Vote Matters! is a coalition of non-profit organizations including ACLU of Mississippi, APRI, Black Voters Matter, Mississippi AFL-CIO, Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable, Mississippi Center for Justice, Mississippi Families for Kids, Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, Mississippi Human Services Coalition, Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative, Mississippi Votes, Children's Defense Fund, Mississippi NAACP, One Voice Mississippi, National Association of Social Workers, Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates, ROC Action, Southern Echo, Inc., Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative, and Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement.