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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.

2015 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
June 2015 Dates
Primary: UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline:Circuit Clerks\' Offices must send absentee ballots for the first Primary Election by mail, email or fax to UOCAVA voters who previously requestedan absentee ballot by applicationJune 20, 2015 -
Primary: Voter Registration:Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.,including the noon hour.June 29, 2015
Primary: Voter Registration:Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.,including the noon hour.June 30, 2015 -
July 2015 Dates
Primary: Voter Registration:Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.,including the noon hour.July 1, 2015 -
Primary: Voter Registration:Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.,including the noon hour.July 2, 2015
Primary: Voter Registration Deadline:Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., including the noon hour.July 3, 2015
August 2015 Dates
Primary: 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.August 1, 2015 -
Primary: Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m.:Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s Office.August 3, 2015
Primary: 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.August 4, 2015 -
Primary ElectionAugust 4, 2015
Primary: Runoff Absentee Voting (if applicable):Circuit Clerks’ Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until noon.August 15, 2015 -
Primary: 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. August 22, 2015
Primary: Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline. 5:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s Office.August 24, 2015 -
Primary: 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.August 25, 2015
Primary Run-offAugust 25, 2015
September 2015 Dates
General:UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline: Absentee ballots must be mailed, emailed or faxed to UOCAVA voters who previously requested an absentee ballot by application, Federal Post Card Application or Federal Write-In Absentee BallotSeptember 19, 2015 -
General:Absentee Ballots must be available in the Circuit Clerk\'s Office and provided to those voters eligible to vote by an absentee ballot.September 19, 2015
General: Voter Registration: Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.,including the noon hour.September 28, 2015 -
General: Voter Registration:Circuit Clerks’Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.,including the noon hour.September 30, 2015
October 2015 Dates
General: Voter Registration:Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.,including the noon hour.October 1, 2015 -
General: Voter Registration: Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., including the noon hour.October 2, 2015
General: Voter Registration Deadline, 12:00 p.m.:Circuit Clerks’ Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.October 3, 2015
General: UOCAVA Voter Registration Deadline:Circuit Clerks\' Offices must be in receipt of a completed FPCA from a UOCAVA voterOctober 24, 2015
General: Absentee Voting:Circuit Clerks’ Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until noon.October 24, 2015 -
General: 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.October 31, 2015
November 2015 Dates
General: Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s Office.November 2, 2015 -
General: 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 3, 2015
General ElectionNovember 3, 2015
General: Runoff Absentee Voting (if applicable):Circuit Clerks’ Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until noon.November 14, 2015
General: 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 21, 2015
General: Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s Office.November 23, 2015
General: 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 24, 2015 -
General: Election Runoff Day for Municipal Separate School Board Trustee and Consolidated/Consolidated Line School Board Trustee.Polls open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for voting.November 24, 2015

2016 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
March 2016 Dates
Primary Election DayMarch 8, 2016
Primary Run-offMarch 29, 2016
November 2016 Dates
General Election DayNovember 8, 2016
General Runoff November 29, 2016

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

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.

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