Voter Registration in Mississippi

Get registered and ready to vote in Mississippi! 

This page covers:

   Mississippi Voter Eligibility Requirements 
  Mississippi Voter Registration ID Requirements
➜   How to Register to Vote in Mississippi
   Frequently Asked Questions

Registering to vote is just the first step. Check Mississippi‘s voter ID requirements and make sure you have the right ID to cast a ballot that counts.




Mississippi Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Mississippi.

You are eligible to vote in Mississippi if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You will be a resident of Mississippi for at least 30 days.
  • You are at least 18 years of age on Election Day

You cannot register to vote in Mississippi if:

  • You have been convicted of a disenfranchising crime and your civil rights have not been restored.
  • You have been declared incapacitated by a court of law.




Mississippi Voter Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, then leave that space blank on your registration form.

If don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number your provide to official records, you will have to show an accepted form of ID the first time you vote.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, Mississippi does not allow you to register and vote on the same day. 

Mississippi’s deadline to register for an upcoming election is 30 days before Election Day. 

If the deadline has passed, you can still submit a registration application. It will be processed for future elections.

You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your circuit clerk’s office.

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect. 

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Mississippi use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using their Mississippi school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Mississippi if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.

You can use a student ID to vote if it meets Mississippi’s voter ID requirements.


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How to Register to Vote in Mississippi

Mississippi does not offer online vote registration. 

You can register one of the following ways:

  • Add your information online (use the registration form below), print and sign your form, and return it to your county’s circuit clerk.
  • Visit your circuit or municipal clerk’s office and complete your registration in person.
  • Print a registration form or request one from your county’s circuit clerk, the public library, a driver’s license exam center, or the Secretary of State’s office.

Don’t have a state-issued ID? VoteRiders is here to help!
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