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Mississippi Voter Registration Fact Sheet
Aug 30, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline:  Voters must register at least 30 days prior to the election in which they wish to vote. Mail in applications must be postmarked 30 days before the election.

Qualifications:  To register to vote in Mississippi, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Must be a resident of Mississippi and the county, city or town for 30 days prior to the election;
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next general election;
  • Must not be convicted of a disenfranchising crime as defined by Sction 241 of the Mississippi Constitution or by Attorney General Opinion, unless pardoned, rights of citizenship restored by the Governor or suffrage rights restored by the Legislature;
  • Have not been declared mentally incompetent by a court.

ID Requirements: 

To register you must have one of the following: Provide your driver's license number and/or the last 4 digits of your SS#. If you do not provide your driver's license number or the last 4 digits of your SS#, you must send with your application:

**A copy of a current and valid photo ID; or

**A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

How to Register:  

By mail/inwriting: Download the form online:   

and mail it to your Circuit clerk at: 

You may also obtain voter registration services at the following:

  • Circuit Clerk's office;
  • Municipal Clerk's office;
  • Driver's license office (Dept. of Public Safety);
  • Any state or federal agency offering government services, such as the Dept of Human Services.

Contact Information

If you have questions about voter registration in Mississippi, contact:

Secretary of State

Elections Division

401 Mississippi Street

Heber Ladner Building

Jackson, MS  39201

Phone: (601) 576-2550  or  (800) 829-6786

or your County Circuit Clerk

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