MISSISSIPPI Voter ID Information

Registered Mississippi voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast an affidavit ballot. In order for your affidavit ballot to be counted, you must present an acceptable form of ID at the circuit clerk's office within five business days after the election .

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.


Photo ID with voter’s name*:
  • Driver’s license
  • ID issued by branch, department, agency or entity of US or any State government
  • U.S. Passport
  • Government employee ID card
  • Firearms license
  • Tribal ID card
  • U.S. military ID
  • Student ID issued by accredited MS university, college, or community/junior college
  • MS Voter ID card
*Can be expired maximum 10 years, so long as validly issued by federal or a state government

First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
  • If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
  • If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).

Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are

Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.


YES! Mississippi accepts ID from other states as voter ID. 


YES! Mississippi accepts a student ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college.