Mississippi Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodBy mail and in person at the County Clerk's Office and at the Department of Public Safety. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineThirty (30) days prior to election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseAbsence;
Student, teacher, or school administrator;
Disabled;
Parent, spouse, or dependent of a disabled person;
65 or older;
or Working during poll time.
COVID quarantine or care for someone quarantined is an acceptable excuse for absentee voting. No Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Deadline5:00 PM the day before election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDNot requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentioned in statutesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return Deadline5:00 PM the day before election.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNot mentioned in statutes.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyNot mentioned in statutesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot mentioned in stautesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessNot mentioned in statutesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsNot allowedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:00 AM to 7:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering150 feetNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyUpdated continuouslyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath, moving, or felony convictionsNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity