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.
2013 Events Calendar
|Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election at 12:00 p.m.||April 6,2013|
|Deadline for Voting by Absentee Ballot in Person for Primary Election: Municipal Clerk's office open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.||May 4,2013|
|Voter Registration Deadline for General Election at 12 p.m.||May 4,2013|
| Deadline for Receipt of Absentee Ballots by Mail at 5 p.m.: Deadline for receipt of mailed absentee ballots by the Municipal Clerk in order to be counted for Primary Election.||May 6,2013|
|PRIMARY ELECTION: Municipal Office(s)||May 7,2013|
|Deadline for Voting by Absentee Ballot in Person for General Election: Deadline for casting absentee ballots for general election in Municipal Clerk's office. Municipal Clerk's office open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.||June 1,2013|
|Deadline for Receipt of Absentee Ballots by Mail at 5 p.m.: Deadline for receipt of mailed absentee ballots by the Municipal Clerk in order to be counted for general election.||June 3,2013|
|MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION Day ||June 4,2013|
|ELECTION DAY: Consolidated/ Consolidated Line School District Trustee election.||November 5,2013|
Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Mississippi has no voter ID law in effect.
Mississippi's voter ID law requires USDOJ pre-clearance before it can take effect.
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.
Mississippi's new constitutional amendment simply says "government-issued photo identification." Implementing legislation and/or administrative rules will be necessary to define precisely what this means.
An individual without ID can cast an affidavit ballot which will be counted if the individual returns to the appropriate circuit clerk within five days after the election and shows government-issued photo ID.
Voters with a religious objection to being photographed may vote an affidavit ballot, which will be counted if the voter returns to the appropriate circuit clerk within five days after the election and executes an affidavit that the religious exemption applies.
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
To vote in the state of Mississippi you must register to vote 30 days before the election day.
Your application must be postmarked at least 30 days before the election in which you want to vote.
How to Register to Vote?
- For a mail-in application, call your county election office or pick one up at the courthouse, public library or other participating government office. Mail-in voter registration forms are also available from the Secretary of State's Office..
- In Person:
Voter registration is available at the office of the County Circuit Clerk or Municipal. Voter registration is also available when applying for or renewing your driver's license, or when applying for services at numerous state and federal government agencies.
To register to vote in the State of Mississippi, you must be:
- A United States Citizen,
- A Resident of Mississippi,except persons judicially declared mentally incompetent
- A resident of the state, county, and supervisor's district for 30 days
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day
- Has never been convicted of any crime listed in Section 241 of the Mississippi Constitution (murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, or bigamy)
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