Mississippi

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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary June 3, 2014 State Primary Runoff June 24, 2014 General Election November 4, 2014 General Runoff November 25, 2014
Registration May 24, 2014 June 14, 2014 October 25, 2014 November 15, 2014
Ballot Request Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Ballot Return 7 PM, June 3, 2014 7 PM, June 24, 2014 8 PM, November 4, 2014 8 PM, November 25, 2014

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form can be used to register and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections).

What is my voting residence?

The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home.

Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections?

Yes.

How can I submit my FPCA?

By mail, email or fax.

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for all elections in the calendar year submitted. You should submit a new one every time your address changes, or every two years.

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

Fill out and return the FPCA to your local election office.

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

By mail, email or fax.

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

If you are registered to vote in Mississippi, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. If you are not registered your FWAB must arrive before the voter registration deadline. The FWAB may be used to vote in general, special, primary and runoff elections for Federal, State and local offices.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

No.

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

No.

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

Contact your Circuit Clerk. Contact information for each Circuit Clerk can be found at the end of this section.

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections for Federal office. The FPCA serves as a request for an absentee ballot for the next Federal general election including all primary elections associated with the election.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle).

Block 4

Date of birth.

Your valid Mississippi Driver's License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number is required for voter registration. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, the State shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

Mississippi allows you to receive your ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your fax number or email address in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you. More transmission options may be available. Check FVAP.gov for updates.

Block 7

Complete street address of your Mississippi voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

Mississippi allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax.

If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your circuit clerk. Their addresses can be found at the end of this section and at http://sos.ms.gov/links/elections/voter_information_center/tab1/uocava_web.pdf.

If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section and at http://sos.ms.gov/links/elections/voter_information_center/tab1/uocava_web.pdf.

You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA tollfree.To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or tollfree from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back
cover or at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office. Contact information can be found at http://sos.ms.gov/links/elections/voter_information_center/tab1/uocava_web.pdf.

Your jurisdiction will contact you if your registration is denied.

Other ballot request methods

Ballot request by proxy
A parent, spouse or dependent may request that the local election office send a State registration affidavit and/or ballot application to you. Your oral authorization (by telephone) or written authorization may be required.

Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be received by the local election office on later than 5 pm the day before the election (or 7 pm on Election Day for active duty overseas Uniformed Service members).

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots.

You may return your voted ballot by mail, email or fax directly to your circuit clerk. Use email and fax instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA."

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

Tracking your ballot

Contact your Circuit Clerk. Contact information for each Circuit Clerk can be found at the end of this section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Mississippi allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices, and non-candidate ballot issues. If using the FWAB for registration, it must be submitted by the voter registration deadline. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Mississippi allows you to use this form for registration only if you are eligible to register and vote in the State, and if you provide information sufficient for registration.

Block 2

Select the category that describes you.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle).

Block 4

Date of birth.

Enter your valid Mississippi Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number OR your State voter registration number.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

Not required, unless voting in a primary election.

Block 7

Complete street address of your Mississippi voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

Vote your FWAB

To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to http://www.sos.ms.gov/elections.aspx. For each office for which you vote, write in a candidate's name or political party. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

Mississippi allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax directly to your circuit clerk. If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the FWAB directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax it directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or at http://sos.ms.gov/links/elections/voter_information_center/tab1/uocava_web.pdf.

Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free.

To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or tollfree from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International
toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send the ballot as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. Email directly to Circuit Clerk (contact information at the end of this section or at http://sos.ms.gov/links/elections/voter_information_center/tab1/uocava_web.pdf or UOCAVA@sos.ms.gov.

Local election offices for county

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

County Mailing Address
Adams Adams County Registrar
PO Box 1224
Natchez, MS 39121
Fax: 601-445-7955
Email: UOCAVA.Adams@sos.ms.gov
Alcorn Alcorn County Registrar
PO Box 430
Corinth, MS 38835
Fax: 662-286-7767
Email: UOCAVA.Alcorn@sos.ms.gov
Amite Amite County Registrar
PO Box 312
Liberty, MS 39645
Fax: 601-657-1082
Email: UOCAVA.Amite@sos.ms.gov
Attala Attala County Registrar
100 Courthouse Ste 1
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Fax: 662-289-7666
Email: UOCAVA.Attala@sos.ms.gov
Benton Benton County Registrar
PO Box 262
Ashland, MS 38603
Fax: 662-224-6312
Email: UOCAVA.Benton@sos.ms.gov
Bolivar Bolivar County Registrar
PO Box 670
Cleveland, MS 38732
Fax: 662-846-2931
Email: UOCAVA.Bolivar@sos.ms.gov
Calhoun Calhoun County Registrar
PO Box 25
Pittsboro, MS 38951
Fax: 662-412-3103
Email: UOCAVA.Calhoun@sos.ms.gov
Carroll Carroll County Registrar
PO Box 6
Vaiden, MS 39176
Fax: 662-464-5407
Email: UOCAVA.Carroll@sos.ms.gov
Chickasaw Chickasaw County Registrar
1 Pinson Square Road, Room 2
Houston, MS 38851
Fax: 662-456-4831
Email: UOCAVA.Chickasaw@sos.ms.gov
Choctaw Choctaw County Registrar
PO Box 34
Ackerman, MS 39735
Fax: 662-285-2196
Email: UOCAVA.Choctaw@sos.ms.gov
Claiborne Claiborne County Registrar
PO Box 549
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Fax: 601-437-4543
Email: UOCAVA.Claiborne@sos.ms.gov
Clarke Clarke County Registrar
PO Box 216
Quitman, MS 39355
Fax: 601-776-1001
Email: UOCAVA.Clarke@sos.ms.gov
Clay Clay County Registrar
PO Box 364
West Point, MS 39773
Fax: 662-495-2057
Email: UOCAVA.Clay@sos.ms.gov
Coahoma Coahoma County Registrar
PO Box 849
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Fax: 662-624-3075
Email: UOCAVA.Coahoma@sos.ms.gov
Copiah Copiah County Registrar
PO Box 467
Hazelhurst, MS 39083-0467
Fax: 601-894-3026
Email: UOCAVA.Copiah@sos.ms.gov
Covington Covington County Registrar
PO Box 667
Collins, MS 39428
Fax: 601-765-5012
Email: UOCAVA.Covington@sos.ms.gov
DeSoto DeSoto County Registrar
2535 Hwy. 51 S
Hernando, MS 38632
Fax: 662-449-1416
Email: UOCAVA.Desoto@sos.ms.gov
Forrest Forrest County Registrar
PO Drawer 992
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-0992
Fax: 601-545-6065
Email: UOCAVA.Forrest@sos.ms.gov
Franklin Franklin County Registrar
PO Box 267
Meadville, MS 39653
Fax: 601-384-8244
Email: UOCAVA.Franklin@sos.ms.gov
George George County Registrar
355 Cox Street, #C
Lucedale, MS 39452
Fax: 601-947-8804
Email: UOCAVA.George@sos.ms.gov
Greene Greene County Registrar
PO Box 310
Leakesville, MS 39451
Fax: 601-394-2334
Email: UOCAVA.Greene@sos.ms.gov
Grenada Grenada County Registrar
PO Box 1517
Grenada, MS 38902-1517
Fax: 662-227-2865
Email: UOCAVA.Grenada@sos.ms.gov
Hancock Hancock County Registrar
152 Main Street, Suite B
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
Fax: 228-467-2779
Email: UOCAVA.Hancock@sos.ms.gov
Harrison Harrison County Registrar
PO Box 998
Gulfport, MS 39502
Fax: 228-865-4099
Email: UOCAVA.Harrison@sos.ms.gov
Hinds Hinds County Registrar
PO Box 327
Jackson, MS 39205
Fax: 601-973-5547
Email: UOCAVA.Hinds@sos.ms.gov
Holmes Holmes County Registrar
PO Box 718
Lexington, MS 39095
Fax: 662-834-3870
Email: UOCAVA.Holmes@sos.ms.gov
Humphreys Humphreys County Registrar
PO Box 696
Belzoni, MS 39038
Fax: 662-247-3906
Email: UOCAVA.Humphreys@sos.ms.gov
Issaquena Issaquena County Registrar
PO Box 27
Mayersville, MS 39113
Fax: 601-873-2061
Email: UOCAVA.Issaquena@sos.ms.gov
Itawamba Itawamba County Registrar
201 W. Main Street
Fulton, MS 38843
Fax: 662-862-4006
Email: UOCAVA.Itawamba@sos.ms.gov
Jackson Jackson County Registrar
PO Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Fax: 228-769-3180
Email: UOCAVA.Jackson@sos.ms.gov
Jasper Jasper County Registrar
PO Box 447
Bay Springs, MS 39422
Fax: 601-764-3078
Email: UOCAVA.Jasper@sos.ms.gov
Jefferson Jefferson County Registrar
PO Box 305
Fayette, MS 39069
Fax: 601-786-9676
Email: UOCAVA.Jefferson@sos.ms.gov
Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis County Registrar
PO Box 1090
Prentiss, MS 39474
Fax: 601-792-4957
Email: UOCAVA.JeffersonDavis@sos.ms.gov
Jones Jones County Registrar
PO Box 1336
Laurel, MS 39441
Fax: 601-399-4774
Email: UOCAVA.Jones@sos.ms.gov
Kemper Kemper County Registrar
PO Box 130
De Kalb, MS 39328
Fax: 601-743-4173
Email: UOCAVA.Kemper@sos.ms.gov
Lafayette Lafayette County Registrar
1 County Courthouse, Suite 101
Oxford, MS 38655
Fax: 662-236-0238
Email: UOCAVA.LaFayette@sos.ms.gov
Lamar Lamar County Registrar
PO Box 369
Purvis, MS 39475
Fax: 601-794-3905
Email: UOCAVA.Lamar@sos.ms.gov
Lauderdale Lauderdale County Registrar
PO Box 1005
Meridian, MS 39302-1005
Fax: 601-482-9734
Email: UOCAVA.Lauderdale@sos.ms.gov
Lawrence Lawrence County Registrar
PO Box 1249
Monticello, MS 39654
Fax: 601-587-4405
Email: UOCAVA.Lawrence@sos.ms.gov
Leake Leake County Registrar
PO Box 67
Carthage, MS 39051
Fax: 601-267-8889
Email: UOCAVA.Leake@sos.ms.gov
Lee Lee County Registrar
PO Box 762
Tupelo, MS 38802
Fax: 662-680-6079
Email: UOCAVA.Lee@sos.ms.gov
Leflore Leflore County Registrar
PO Box 1953
Greenwood, MS 38935
Fax: 662-455-1278
Email: UOCAVA.LeFlore@sos.ms.gov
Lincoln Lincoln County Registrar
PO Box 357
Brookhaven, MS 39602
Fax: 601-835-3482
Email: UOCAVA.Lincoln@sos.ms.gov
Lowndes Lowndes County Registrar
PO Box 31
Columbus, MS 39703
Fax: 662-329-5935
Email: UOCAVA.Lowndes@sos.ms.gov
Madison Madison County Registrar
PO Drawer 1626
Canton, MS 39046
Fax: 601-859-8555
Email: UOCAVA.Madison@sos.ms.gov
Marion Marion County Registrar
250 Broad Street, #1
Columbia, MS 39429
Fax: 601-731-6344
Email: UOCAVA.Marion@sos.ms.gov
Marshall Marshall County Registrar
PO Box 459
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Fax: 662-252-5951
Email: UOCAVA.Marshall@sos.ms.gov
Monroe Monroe County Registrar
PO Box 843
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Fax: 662-369-3684
Email: UOCAVA.Monroe@sos.ms.gov
Montgomery Montgomery County Registrar
PO Box 765
Winona, MS 38967
Fax: 662-283-3363
Email: UOCAVA.Montgomery@sos.ms.gov
Neshoba Neshoba County Registrar
401 E. Beacon, Suite 110
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Fax: 601-650-3997
Email: UOCAVA.Neshoba@sos.ms.gov
Newton Newton County Registrar
PO Box 447
Decatur, MS 39327
Fax: 601-635-3210
Email: UOCAVA.Newton@sos.ms.gov
Noxubee Noxubee County Registrar
505 S. Jefferson Street
Macon, MS 39341
Fax: 662-726-6041
Email: UOCAVA.Noxubee@sos.ms.gov
Oktibbeha Oktibbeha County Registrar
108 W. Main Street, Suite 118
Starkville, MS 39759
Fax: 662-323-1121
Email: UOCAVA.Oktibbeha@sos.ms.gov
Panola Panola County Registrar
PO Box 346
Batesville, MS 38606
Fax: 662-563-8233
Email: UOCAVA.Panola@sos.ms.gov
Pearl River Pearl River County Registrar
200 S. Main
Poplarville, MS 39470
Fax: 601-403-2325
Email: UOCAVA.PearlRiver@sos.ms.gov
Perry Perry County Registrar
PO Box 198
New Augusta, MS 39462
Fax: 601-964-8740
Email: UOCAVA.Perry@sos.ms.gov
Pike Pike County Registrar
PO Drawer 31
Magnolia, MS 39652
Fax: 601-783-6322
Email: UOCAVA.Pike@sos.ms.gov
Pontotoc Pontotoc County Registrar
PO Box 428
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Fax: 662-489-2318
Email: UOCAVA.Pontotoc@sos.ms.gov
Prentiss Prentiss County Registrar
PO Box 727
Booneville, MS 38829
Fax: 662-728-2006
Email: UOCAVA.Prentiss@sos.ms.gov
Quitman Quitman County Registrar
220 Chestnut Street, Suite 4
Marks, MS 38646
Fax: 662-326-8004
Email: UOCAVA.Quitman@sos.ms.gov
Rankin Rankin County Registrar
PO Box 1599
Brandon, MS 39043
Fax: 601-825-1465
Email: UOCAVA.Rankin@sos.ms.gov
Scott Scott County Registrar
PO Box 371
Forest, MS 39074
Fax: 601-469-5188
Email: UOCAVA.Scott@sos.ms.gov
Sharkey Sharkey County Registrar
PO Box 218
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
Fax: 662-873-6045
Email: UOCAVA.Sharkey@sos.ms.gov
Simpson Simpson County Registrar
PO Box 307
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Fax: 601-847-4011
Email: UOCAVA.Simpson@sos.ms.gov
Smith Smith County Registrar
PO Box 517
Raleigh, MS 39153
Fax: 601-782-4007
Email: UOCAVA.Smith@sos.ms.gov
Stone Stone County Registrar
323 Cavers Avenue
Wiggins, MS 39577
Fax: 601-928-5248
Email: UOCAVA.Stone@sos.ms.gov
Sunflower Sunflower County Registrar
PO Box 880
Indianola, MS 38751
Fax: 662-887-7077
Email: UOCAVA.Sunflower@sos.ms.gov
Tallahatchie Tallahatchie County Registrar
PO Box 86
Charleston, MS 38921
Fax: 662-647-8490
Email: UOCAVA.Tallahatchie@sos.ms.gov
Tate Tate County Registrar
201 Ward Street
Senatobia, MS 38668
Fax: 662-562-7486
Email: UOCAVA.Tate@sos.ms.gov
Tippah Tippah County Registrar
102-A N. Main
Ripley, MS 38663
Fax: 662-837-1030
Email: UOCAVA.Tippah@sos.ms.gov
Tishomingo Tishomingo County Registrar
1008 Battleground Drive
Luka, MS 38852
Fax: 662-423-1667
Email: UOCAVA.Tishomingo@sos.ms.gov
Tunica Tunica County Registrar
PO Box 184
Tunica, MS 38676
Fax: 662-363-2413
Email: UOCAVA.Tunica@sos.ms.gov
Union Union County Registrar
PO Box 298
New Albany, MS 38652
Fax: 662-534-2059
Email: UOCAVA.Union@sos.ms.gov
Walthall Walthall County Registrar
200 Ball Avenue
Tylertown, MS 39667
Fax: 601-876-4077
Email: UOCAVA.Walthall@sos.ms.gov
Warren Warren County Registrar
PO Box 351
Vicksburg, MS 39181
Fax: 601-630-4100
Email: UOCAVA.Warren@sos.ms.gov
Washington Washington County Registrar
PO Box 1276
Greenville, MS 38702
Fax: 662-334-2698
Email: UOCAVA.Washington@sos.ms.gov
Wayne Wayne County Registrar
609 Azalea
Waynesboro, MS 39367
Fax: 601-735-6261
Email: UOCAVA.Wayne@sos.ms.gov
Webster Webster County Registrar
515 Carroll Street
Walthall, MS 39771
Fax: 662-258-7686
Email: UOCAVA.Webster@sos.ms.gov
Wilkinson Wilkinson County Registrar
PO Box 327
Woodville, MS 39669
Fax: 601-888-6984
Email: UOCAVA.Wilkinson@sos.ms.gov
Winston Winston County Registrar
PO Box 785
Louisville, MS 39339
Fax: 662-773-7192
Email: UOCAVA.Winston@sos.ms.gov
Yalobusha Yalobusha County Registrar
PO Box 1431
Water Valley, MS 38965
Fax: 662-675-8004
Email: UOCAVA.Yalobusha@sos.ms.gov
Yazoo Yazoo County Registrar
PO Box 108
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Fax: 662-716-0113
Email: UOCAVA.Yazoo@sos.ms.gov