Cast a vote by provisional ballot if there is uncertainty regarding your registration status or eligibility.
Receive assistance when voting if you are unable to vote unaided due to blindness, disability, illiteracy, or inability to read English; and you have a right to choose who assists you, so long as they are not your employer or union representative.
Under Mississippi law, you have a right to:
Vote from your vehicle (curbside voting) if you have a physical disability that prevents you from standing in line.
Citizens who have been convicted of voter fraud, murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, bigamy, armed robbery, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, larceny, receiving stolen property, robbery, timber larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, statutory rape, carjacking, or larceny under lease or rental agreement, or have not had your rights restored as required by law are unable to vote.
When voting in-person on Election Day, you will be asked to present one of the following forms of ID:
MS Driver’s License
Photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi
MS Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
Federal Military ID
MS Voter Registration Card w/ Photo
Student ID issued by an accredited MS university, college, or community/junior college
Tribal photo ID
Forgot your ID?
You can cast an affidavit ballot if you forgot your ID. However, for your vote to count, you must provide one of the accepted photo IDs to the appropriate circuit clerk within five days after the election. You also may apply for a Mississippi Voter ID Card at the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Don’t have an ID?
Mississippi has strict Photo ID laws. This means that you may still vote on a provisional ballot without an ID, but in order for the vote to be counted, the ballot must be returned within five days of the election with a photo ID or an affidavit stating religious objections to being photographed.
Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?
LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.
VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.
Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Mississippi may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Mississippi affect you.