Your vote is your voice—use it.
Voting, especially in state and local elections, is a powerful tool for affecting change. Decisions made by your aldermen, school board representatives, and state legislators will greatly impact you and your community—for better or for worse.
Here are a few resources to help you get prepared for the polls.
Why does my vote matter?
Voting is the cornerstone of democracy. It is the fundamental right upon which all of our civil liberties rest. A strong and healthy democracy must include the voices of all citizens.
However, voting can be complicated, time consuming, and stressful. Mississippi has a long history of voter supression and disenfranchisement; this year, it's more important than ever to vote your values and make sure that your voice is heard.
Mississippians deserve leaders who are dedicated to making our state a better place for all—your vote makes a difference.
Make Your Voting Plan
Mississippi has a long history of voter supression and disenfranchisement; this year, it's more important than ever to vote your values and make sure that your voice is heard.
Here's our guide to making voting as easy and accessible as possible.
30 Days Before Election Day
Register to Vote
The deadline to register to vote in the general election is October 9, 2023.
To register, fill out this form and mail it to the listed elections office. You can also register to vote in person by visiting your local Circuit Clerk’s office, your local Municipal Clerk’s office, or at a Public Service Agency.
If you believe you are already registered to vote, check to make sure that you name is still on the voter roll here.
7 Days Before Election Day
Make a Transportation Plan
Locate your polling place and arrange transportation to and from the polls.
In years past, Lyft has offered free and reduced rides to the polls on election day through their LyftUp Voting Access Program.
Get to Know Your Ballot
Use this sample ballot and the Magnolia Ballot's candidate profiles to familiarize yourself with the ballot and candidates.
On Election Day
Vote Your Values
When you get to your polling place, show your photo ID to the poll worker. A poll worker will check your photo ID, verify that you are registered and at the correct polling location and allow you to vote.
Take your time and vote with pride!
If you show up to your polling place but have not met all the requirements listed above, request a provisional (or affidavit) ballot. Learn more about provisional ballots here.
Primary Election Day
Deadline to register in person to vote in the General Election
Deadline to register by mail to vote in the General Election
(voter registration documents must be postmarked by this date)
October 29-November 7
Absentee Voting Period
October 28—November 4: In-person absentee voting period
September 23—November 7: Absentee by mail voting period
General Election Day