Upcoming Elections in Mississippi

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

23-15-541. Hours polls to be open: At all elections, the polls shall be opened at seven o'clock in the morning and be kept open until seven o'clock in the evening and no longer.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.sos.ms.gov to locate your polling place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

June 7, 2016 - Election of one (1) Commissioner in Bolivar, Washington and Issaquena Counties; majority vote required, with Runoff Election held on June 21, 2016, if necessary.
In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m. - MS Levee District Only. Circuit Clerks\' offices in Bolivar, Washington and Issaquena Counties MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.mJune 4, 2016
Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline. 5:00 p.m. - MS Levee District Only. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Circuit Clerk\'s Office. This is not a postmark deadline but an actual receipt deadline.June 6, 2016
UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline. 7:00 p.m. - MS Levee District Only. Absentee ballots returned by UOCAVA voters must be received by the Circuit Clerks\' Offices no later than 7:00 p.m.June 7, 2016
November 8, 2016 - General Election Day
Voter Registration Deadline, 12:00 p.m. Circuit Clerks\' Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.October 8, 2016
Mail-In Registration Applications must be postmarked no later than Saturday, October 8, 2016October 8, 2016
UOCAVA Voter Registration Deadline: Circuit Clerks\' Offices must be in actual receipt of a completed FPCA from a UOCAVA voter.October 29, 2016
In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m. Circuit Clerks\' Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. November 5, 2016
Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Circuit Clerk\'s Office. This is not a postmark deadline but an actual receipt deadline. November 7, 2016
UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by UOCAVA voters must be received by the Circuit Clerk\'s Office no later than 7:00 p.m. November 8, 2016
November 29, 2016 - General Runoff
In-Person Runoff Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m. Circuit Clerks\' Offices must remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. November 26, 2016
Runoff Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Circuit Clerk\'s Office. This is not a postmark deadline but an actual receipt deadline.November 28, 2016
UOCAVA Runoff Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by UOCAVA voters must be received by the Circuit Clerk\'s office no later than 7:00 p.m.November 29, 2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Natchez Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Larry L. 'Butch' Brown - Population(15,792)
June 7, 2016
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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.

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 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.

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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Mississippi does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

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