Mississippi

The Magnolia State

Motto:
Virute et armis (By valor and arms)


Constitution

Mississippi voters cast  a total of 1,313,894 ballots for president in 2020. Overall state turnout was at about 60%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald J. Trump, who won its 6 electoral votes with 57.6% of the popular vote. Mississippi has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1980.

Mississippi has a bicameral legislature with 52 senators and 112 representatives. Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2012. Governor Tate Reeves (R) is eligible for re-election in 2024.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

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

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Mississippi averages a 55% rating, reflecting its more right leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.

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