have lived in Mississippi and in your county (and city, if applicable) 30 days before Election Day in which you want to vote
be 18 years old by the time of the general election in which you want to vote
have not been convicted of 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 bigamy, or have had your rights restored as required by law
not have been declared mentally incompetent by a court
Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.
Mississippi absentee ballots
Absentee ballot application deadline:
No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day
Voted ballots are due:
Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day
You may vote by absentee ballot in Mississippi if:
you will be away from your county on Election Day for any reason;
you are a student, teacher or administrator at a school whose studies or employment there necessitates your absence from your county on Election Day; or you are the spouse or dependent thereof;
you have a temporary or permanent physical disability that renders you unable to vote in person without substantial hardship;
you are the parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside of their county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away, and you (the parent, spouse or dependent) will be with that person on Election Day;
you are sixty-five (65) years of age or older;
you will be unable to vote in person because you are required to be at work on Election Day during the times at which the polls will be open.
You do not need to include ID if you've already voted in your county at least once. If you're a first-time voter in your county, and you did not include your Mississippi driver's license or a copy of your ID with your voter registration form, you must include a copy with your absentee ballot application. Acceptable ID includes: a copy of a current and valid photo ID that shows OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Mississippi address.
Find everything you need to vote in our state election centers