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Mississippi voter registration guide

Last updated: June 2, 2020
  • You can register to vote in-person.
  • Military and overseas voters follow a different process.

Mississippi voter registration deadlines

  • In-person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By-mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: N/A

Mississippi voter registration rules

To register in Mississippi you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have lived in Mississippi and in your county (and city, if applicable) 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by the time of the general election in which you want to vote
  • have not been convicted of voter fraud, murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, armed robbery, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, larceny, receiving stolen property, robbery, timber larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, statutory rape, carjacking, or larceny under lease or rental agreement, or have had your rights restored as required by law
  • not have been declared mentally incompetent by a court

Register to vote by-mail in Mississippi

  1. Review the “Voter registration rules” section above and check that you're eligible.
  2. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  3. Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Mississippi driver's license. If you don't have one, enter the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" here.
  4. Box 7 - Choice of Party: Mississippi does not have party registration. You do not need to register with a politcal party to vote in a primary election.
  5. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  6. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  7. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  8. Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day

Double-check your Mississippi voter registration status

If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Mississippi registration using the Mississippi voter registration lookup tool.


Need help registering to vote in Mississippi?

Your local election office is responsible for running elections in your area. You should contact your local election office if you have questions about registering to vote. Mail your voter registration form to your local election office for faster processing.

State election office

This is the state-wide agency that is ultimately responsible for Mississippi elections. You can mail your voter registration form to this address. For faster processing, mail your form to your local election office.

Secretary of State  
P.O. Box 136  
Jackson, MS 39205‐0136