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Time off for voting

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Mississippi law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

2014 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
March 2014 Dates
Filing deadline for primary Ballot accessMarch,1,2014 -
Independent Filing deadline for General ElectionMarch,1,2014
May 2014 Dates
Voter Registration Deadline, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks\' offices MUST remain open until noon. Mail-In Registration Applications must be postmarked no laterthan Saturday, May 3rdMay,3,2014 -
UOCAVA Voter Registration Deadline:Military and overseas voters (UOCAVA) utilizing theFederal Postcard Application or Federal Write-In-Absentee BallotMay,21,2014
Absentee Voting, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. untilnoonMay,24,2014 -
In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open from8:00 a.m. until noonMay,31,2014
June 2014 Dates
Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline:Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by theCircuit Clerk’s Office June,2,2014 -
UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m.:Absentee ballots returned by Military andOverseas Voters (UOCAVA) must be received by 7:00 p.mJune,3,2014
Congressional PrimaryJune,3,2014
Absentee Voting, 12:00 p.m.:CircuitClerks’ offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. untilnoonJune,14,2014
Primary Runoff Election Day(U.S. Senate/U.S. Congress) (if required):Polls open from 7am-7pm.June,21,2014
Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline:Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by theCircuit Clerk’s Office.June,21,2014
In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open from8:00 a.m. until noonJune,21,2014 -
Congressional RunoffJune,24,2014
UOCAVA Absentee BallotDeadline, 7:00 p.m.:Absentee ballots returned by Military andOverseas Voters (UOCAVA) must be received by 7:00 p.mJune,24,2014 -
September 2014 Dates
Voter Registration:Circuit Clerks’offices MAY remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7 p.m.,including the noon hourSeptember,29,2014 -
October 2014 Dates
VoterRegistration Deadline, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open from 8:00a.m. until noon (Miss Code Ann. § 23-15-37 (2)). Mail-In Registration Applications must bepostmarked no later than Saturday, October 4thOctober,4,2014 -
Absentee Voting, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. untilnoonOctober,25,2014
UOCAVA Voter Registration Deadline:Military and Overseas Voters (UOCAVA) utilizing theFederal Postcard Application or Federal Write-In-Absentee BallotOctober,25,2014 -
November 2014 Dates
In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open from8:00 a.m.until noonNovember,1,2014 -
Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline:Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by theCircuit Clerk’s Office November,3,2014
UOCAVA Absentee BallotDeadline, 7:00 p.m.:Absentee ballots returned by Military andOverseas Voters (UOCAVA) must be received by 7:00 p.mNovember,4,2014 -
November General Election DayNovember,4,2014
Absentee Voting, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. untilnoonNovember,15,2014 -
In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open untilnoonNovember,22,2014
Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline:Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by theCircuit Clerk’s Office November,24,2014 -
UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m.:Absentee ballots returned by Military andOverseas Voters (UOCAVA) must be received by 7:00 p.m. November,25,2014
General Runoff Election DayNovember,25,2014
Mississippi: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

    Mississippi's voter ID law

      An elector who votes in person in a primary or general election shall present government-issued photo identification before being allowed to vote. Voters who live and vote in a state-licensed care facility are exempt.


      Beginning with Elections held in the State of Mississippi occurring on or after June 3, 2014, each qualified elector, who is not exempt from these requirements and who appears in person to vote by absentee ballot in the Registrar’s Office or Municipal Clerk’s Office, or who appears to vote at his or her polling place on an election day, must identify himself or herself by presenting Acceptable Photographic Identification as defined by Rule 1.1(A) before the elector may cast his or her ballot and vote

      'Acceptable Photographic Identification' means a current and valid:

      • Mississippi driver’s license,
      • Identification card, including, but not limited to, an employee identification card containing a photograph of the elect or, issued by a branch, department, agency or entity of the State of Mississippi,
      • United States passport,
      • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the elector issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government
      • ppi license contaning a photograph of the elector to carry a pistol or revolver,
      • Tribal identification card containing a photograph of the elector,
      • United States military identification card containing a photograph of the elector
      • Student identification card, containing a photograph of the elector, issued by an accredited college, university or community or junior college in the State of Mississippi,
      • Mississippi Voter Identification Card, and
      • Photo identification issued by any bran ch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any state government including, but not limited to, a driver’s license issued by a state other than Mississippi.

      Mississippi Touch and Vote:Practice voting on the TSX Machine with the Interactive Touch and Vote Demo


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