Voter ID for Absentee Ballots
ID requirements for absentee ballots are set by each state and can be less stringent than ID requirements when voting in person. See below for details on absentee ballot eligibility and what ID, if any, is needed to vote absentee.
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
Must meet one of the following:
- Member of the Armed Forces, or spouse or dependent of such member
- Member of the Merchant Marine or the American Red Cross, or spouse or dependent of such member
- Disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital, or spouse or dependent of such veteran
- Civilian attached to any branch of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, or American Red Cross and serving outside the United States, or spouse or dependent of such civilian
- Temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia
- Student, teacher, or administrator whose employment or studies necessitate his/her absence from county of voting residence, or spouse or dependent who maintains a common domicile outside the county of voting residence with such student, teacher, or administrator
- Outside county of residence on Election Day
- Temporarily or permanently physically disabled
- Sixty-five (65) years of age or older
- Parent, spouse, or dependent of a person having a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside his/her county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away from his/her residence if the parent, spouse, or dependent will be with such person on Election Day
- Member of the Mississippi Congressional delegation, or spouse or dependent of such member
- Required to be at work on Election Day during the times at which the polls will be open
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?
Eligible voters casting an absentee ballot by mail do NOT have to provide a photo ID.
Acceptable ID required if casting ballot in person in office