- Every qualified Mississippi elector is entitled to vote regardless of race, creed, color, or disability.
- No one may refuse a person the right to vote if that person is legally entitled to vote.
- No voter shall be threatened, intimidated or paid to vote by any person.
- Voters whose names do not appear in the poll book or who do not have an acceptable form of photo ID are entitled to vote by affidavit ballot.
- Voters who cast an affidavit ballot are entitled to receive written information at the time of voting on how to determine if the vote was counted and, if not, why not.
- Voters who require assistance in voting because of disability, blindness, or an inability to read or write are entitled to receive assistance from a person of the voter’s choice, excluding, however, the voter’s employer or union representative.
Have a legal Guardian or Conservator? You can still vote!
Every U.S. citizen who possesses the following qualifications is eligible to register to vote in Mississippi:
- A resident of Mississippi and the county, city or town for 30 days prior to the election;
- At least 18 years old (or will be 18 by the date of the next General Election)
- Not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law;
- Not convicted of a disenfranchising crime as defined by Section 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.
- Once you are registered, you remain registered until you no longer meet one of the qualifications to vote.
You must register to vote at least 30 days before the election.