Organisation : Mississippi Secretary of State
Service Name : Voter Registration
State : Mississippi
Country : United States of America
Website : https://www.sos.ms.gov/elections-voting
Registration Form : https://www.electionin.org/uploads/3094-Registration.pdf
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MISSISSIPPI Voter ID Card
More than 62% of Mississippi voters approved a citizen-initiated Constitutional Amendment on November 8, 2011, which requires eligible voters to present a photo ID before casting a ballot in person at the polls or in a Circuit Clerk’s Office.
Related : Iowa Secretary of State Voter Registration FAQs : www.electionin.org/3092.html
More than 99.97% of all voters provided photo ID when casting their ballot in the last election. The Mississippi Voter ID requirement is effective for all elections held in Mississippi.
Who Can Vote?
Every United States citizen has the right to vote in federal, state, and local elections as long as he or she is:
** A resident of Mississippi and the county, city, or town for 30 days;
** 18 years of age or older;
** Not declared mentally incompetent by a court; and,
** Not convicted in a Mississippi court of arson, armed robbery, bigamy, bribery, carjacking, embezzlement, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, forgery, larceny, murder, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, rape, receiving stolen property, robbery, statutory rape, theft, timber larceny, larceny under lease or rental agreement, or unlawful taking of motor vehicle (unless having been pardoned, had rights of citizenship restored by the Governor or had suffrage restored by the Legislature.)
Register To Vote
** You can register to vote at your Circuit Clerk’s office, your Municipal Clerk’s office, when you get your driver’s license at the Department of Public Safety, or through the mail by downloading a voter registration form from our website and mailing it to your Circuit Clerk.
** Registration must be accomplished at least 30 days prior to the first election in which a citizen wishes to vote.
** Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Secretary of State’s Office, in public libraries, drivers license exam stations, circuit clerk’s offices, municipal clerk’s offices, public schools. Voters may also register at certain state and federal agencies.
Mississippi Mail-In Voter Registration Application
** You can use this form to: register to vote in Mississippi or change your name and/or address.
** If you are registering for the first time in Mississippi and DO NOT have a Mississippi driver’s license or social security number, you must send with this application a copy of a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address in this county.
** An application for voter registration must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Circuit Clerk’s Office located in the county of your voting residence no later than 30 days before an election.
** You may not register to vote if you have been convicted in a Mississippi state court of any of the following crimes: voter fraud, murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, bigamy, armed robbery, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, larceny, receiving stolen property, robbery, timber larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, statutory rape, carjacking or larceny under lease or rental agreement.
** If you live in an area without house numbers or street names, please include a drawing of your location to enable us to identify your appropriate voting precinct.
** Photo ID Required to Vote: You will be required to present an acceptable form of photo identification when you vote at your polling place on Election Day or by absentee ballot in your Circuit Clerk’s Office, unless exempted by law. For more information, go to www.MSVoterID.ms.gov or call (844) 678-6837.
How Can I Get A Mississippi Voter Id Card?
** All Mississippi Circuit Clerk’s Offices are able to issue a FREE Mississippi Voter Identification Card to any eligible Mississippi voter who does NOT have any other form of acceptable photo ID.
** Call toll-free 1-844-MSVOTER (1-844-678-6837) if you need a ride to a Circuit Clerk’s Office to get a Voter ID or if you have any questions.
List of Acceptable Photo ID Cards
Any one of the following types of photo IDs may be used on Election Day:
** A driver’s license
** A photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi
** A United States passport
** A government employee ID card
** A firearms license
** A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college
** A United States military ID
** A tribal photo ID
** Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
** A Mississippi Voter Identification Card
Simply EMAIL us at MSVoterID@SOS.MS.GOV or call 1-844-MSVOTER and let us know how we can help.