Voting on Election Day

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Poll Hours: You can look up your polling place by address at

ID Requirements: Mississippi new voter ID law will be in effect for the 2014 General Election. To vote in person, you will be required to show one of the following forms of ID: A current and valid Mississippi driver's license, a current and valid identification card issued by a branch, department, agency or entity of the State of Mississippi; a current and valid United States passport; a current and valid employee identification card with a photo issued by a U.S. agency, the State of Mississippi, or any county, municipality, board, authority or entity of Mississippi; a current and valid Mississippi license to carry a pistol or revolver; a valid tribal identification card with a photo of the voter; a current and valid United States military identification card; a current and valid student identification card with a photo of the voter, issued by any accredited college, university or community or junior college in the State of Mississippi; or an official Mississippi voter identification card containing a photo of the voter. If you do not have proper identification, you may request to vote an affidavit (provisional) ballot.

Election Day Registration: The deadline to register to vote was October 5, 2014.

If You've Moved within the State: If you moved within the same county, you will be permitted to vote by affidavit (provisional) ballot in your NEW precinct. If you moved to a different county, you must have reregistered to vote by the deadline.

If You Changed Your Name: [Nothing specific on this issue, even in regards to photo ID]

If You Have a Felony Conviction: You are ineligible to vote if you have been convicted of murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, or bigamy. You can become eligible to vote again only if a bill to restore your rights is approved by both houses of the legislature, or the governor restores your rights directly.

Poll Challenges: A candidate, poll watcher, qualified voter in your precinct, or poll worker may challenge your eligibility to vote. You will still be able to vote, but if the poll managers unanimously agree that you are not eligible to vote your ballot will not be counted.

Voting Provisionally: Provisional voting is also called affidavit voting in Mississippi. If you cast a provision ballot, call 866-OUR-VOTE to learn if there is anything else you need to do to have your vote counted.

Additional Information:
If you have trouble voting or have questions, call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE

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