Mississippi

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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary June 3, 2014 State Primary Runoff June 24, 2014 General Election November 4, 2014
Registration May 24, 2014 May 24, 2014 October 25, 2014
Ballot Request Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Ballot Return 7 PM, June 3, 2014 7 PM CT, June 24, 2014 7 PM CT, November 4, 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 year.

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 primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices, and non-candidate ballot
issues

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 serves as a request for absentee ballots for all primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices, and non-candidate ballot issues.

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 by 7 pm CST on Election Day.

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-Voting/Pages/Candidate-Information.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 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.

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.

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
Phone: 601-446-6326 Fax: 601-445-7955
Alcorn Alcorn County Registrar
PO Box 430
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662-286-7740 Fax: 662-286-7767
Amite Amite County Registrar
PO Box 312
Liberty, MS 39645
Phone: 601-657-8932 Fax: 601-657-1082
Attala Attala County Registrar
100 Courthouse Ste 1
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: 662-289-1471 Fax: 662-289-7666
Benton Benton County Registrar
PO Box 262
Ashland, MS 38603
Phone: 662-224-6310 Fax: 662-224-6312
Bolivar Bolivar County Registrar
PO Box 670
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-759-6521 Fax: 662-846-2931
Calhoun Calhoun County Registrar
PO Box 25
Pittsboro, MS 38951
Phone: 662-412-3101 Fax: 662-412-3103
Carroll Carroll County Registrar
PO Box 6
Vaiden, MS 39176
Phone: 662-464-5476 Fax: 662-464-5407
Chickasaw Chickasaw County Registrar
1 Pinson Square Road, Room 2
Houston, MS 38851
Phone: 662-456-2331 Fax: 662-456-4831
Choctaw Choctaw County Registrar
PO Box 34
Ackerman, MS 39735
Phone: 662-285-6245 Fax: 662-285-2196
Claiborne Claiborne County Registrar
PO Box 549
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: 601-437-5841 Fax: 601-437-4543
Clarke Clarke County Registrar
PO Box 216
Quitman, MS 39355
Phone: 601-776-3111 Fax: 601-776-1001
Clay Clay County Registrar
PO Box 364
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: 662-494-3384 Fax: 662-495-2057
Coahoma Coahoma County Registrar
PO Box 849
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-624-3014 Fax: 662-624-3075
Copiah Copiah County Registrar
PO Box 467
Hazelhurst, MS 39083-0467
Phone: 601-894-1241 Fax: 601-894-3026
Covington Covington County Registrar
PO Box 667
Collins, MS 39428
Phone: 601-765-6506 Fax: 601-765-5012
DeSoto DeSoto County Registrar
2535 Hwy. 51 S
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662-429-1325 Fax: 662-449-1416
Forrest Forrest County Registrar
PO Drawer 992
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-0992
Phone: 601-582-3213 Fax: 601-545-6065
Franklin Franklin County Registrar
PO Box 267
Meadville, MS 39653
Phone: 601-384-2320 Fax: 601-384-8244
George George County Registrar
355 Cox Street, #C
Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: 601-947-4881 Fax: 601-947-8804
Greene Greene County Registrar
PO Box 310
Leakesville, MS 39451
Phone: 601-394-2379 Fax: 601-394-2334
Grenada Grenada County Registrar
PO Box 1517
Grenada, MS 38902-1517
Phone: 662-226-1941 Fax: 662-227-2865
Hancock Hancock County Registrar
152 Main Street, Suite B
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 228-467-5265 Fax: 228-467-2779
Harrison Harrison County Registrar
PO Box 998
Gulfport, MS 39502
Phone: 228-865-4051 Fax: 228-865-4099
Hinds Hinds County Registrar
PO Box 327
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601-968-6628 Fax: 601-973-5547
Holmes Holmes County Registrar
PO Box 718
Lexington, MS 39095
Phone: 662-834-2476 Fax: 662-834-3870
Humphreys Humphreys County Registrar
PO Box 696
Belzoni, MS 39038
Phone: 662-247-3065 Fax: 662-247-3906
Issaquena Issaquena County Registrar
PO Box 27
Mayersville, MS 39113
Phone: 662-873-2761 Fax: 601-873-2061
Itawamba Itawamba County Registrar
201 W. Main Street
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone: 662-862-3511 Fax: 662-862-4006
Jackson Jackson County Registrar
PO Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Phone: 228-769-3040 Fax: 228-769-3180
Jasper Jasper County Registrar
PO Box 447
Bay Springs, MS 39422
Phone: 601-764-2245 Fax: 601-764-3078
Jefferson Jefferson County Registrar
PO Box 305
Fayette, MS 39069
Phone: 601-786-3422 Fax: 601-786-9676
Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis County Registrar
PO Box 1090
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601-792-4231 Fax: 601-792-4957
Jones Jones County Registrar
PO Box 1336
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: 601-425-2556 Fax: 601-399-4774
Kemper Kemper County Registrar
PO Box 130
De Kalb, MS 39328
Phone: 601-743-2224 Fax: 601-743-4173
Lafayette Lafayette County Registrar
1 County Courthouse, Suite 101
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662-234-4951 Fax: 662-236-0238
Lamar Lamar County Registrar
PO Box 369
Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: 601-794-8504 Fax: 601-794-3905
Lauderdale Lauderdale County Registrar
PO Box 1005
Meridian, MS 39302-1005
Phone: 601-482-9731 Fax: 601-482-9734
Lawrence Lawrence County Registrar
PO Box 1249
Monticello, MS 39654
Phone: 601-587-4791 Fax: 601-587-4405
Leake Leake County Registrar
PO Box 67
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: 601-267-8357 Fax: 601-267-8889
Lee Lee County Registrar
PO Box 762
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662-841-9024 Fax: 662-680-6079
Leflore Leflore County Registrar
PO Box 1953
Greenwood, MS 38935
Phone: 662-453-1435 Fax: 662-455-1278
Lincoln Lincoln County Registrar
PO Box 357
Brookhaven, MS 39602
Phone: 601-835-3435 Fax: 601-835-3482
Lowndes Lowndes County Registrar
PO Box 31
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662-329-5900 Fax: 662-329-5935
Madison Madison County Registrar
PO Drawer 1626
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: 601-859-4365 Fax: 601-859-8555
Marion Marion County Registrar
250 Broad Street, #1
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-736-8246 Fax: 601-731-6344
Marshall Marshall County Registrar
PO Box 459
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662-252-3434 Fax: 662-252-5951
Monroe Monroe County Registrar
PO Box 843
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662-369-8695 Fax: 662-369-3684
Montgomery Montgomery County Registrar
PO Box 765
Winona, MS 38967
Phone: 662-283-4161 Fax: 662-283-3363
Neshoba Neshoba County Registrar
401 E. Beacon, Suite 110
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: 601-656-4781 Fax: 601-650-3997
Newton Newton County Registrar
PO Box 447
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: 601-635-2368 Fax: 601-635-3210
Noxubee Noxubee County Registrar
505 S. Jefferson Street
Macon, MS 39341
Phone: 662-726-5737 Fax: 662-726-6041
Oktibbeha Oktibbeha County Registrar
108 W. Main Street, Suite 118
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662-323-1356 Fax: 662-323-1121
Panola Panola County Registrar
PO Box 346
Batesville, MS 38606
Phone: 662-563-6210 Fax: 662-563-8233
Pearl River Pearl River County Registrar
200 S. Main
Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: 601-403-2322 Fax: 601-403-2325
Perry Perry County Registrar
PO Box 198
New Augusta, MS 39462
Phone: 601-964-8663 Fax: 601-964-8740
Pike Pike County Registrar
PO Drawer 31
Magnolia, MS 39652
Phone: 601-783-2581 Fax: 601-783-6322
Pontotoc Pontotoc County Registrar
PO Box 428
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662-489-3908 Fax: 662-489-2318
Prentiss Prentiss County Registrar
PO Box 727
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: 662-728-4611 Fax: 662-728-2006
Quitman Quitman County Registrar
220 Chestnut Street, Suite 4
Marks, MS 38646
Phone: 662-326-8003 Fax: 662-326-8004
Rankin Rankin County Registrar
PO Box 1599
Brandon, MS 39043
Phone: 601-825-1466 Fax: 601-825-1465
Scott Scott County Registrar
PO Box 371
Forest, MS 39074
Phone: 601-469-3601 Fax: 601-469-5188
Sharkey Sharkey County Registrar
PO Box 218
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
Phone: 662-873-2755 Fax: 662-873-6045
Simpson Simpson County Registrar
PO Box 307
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: 601-847-2474 Fax: 601-847-4011
Smith Smith County Registrar
PO Box 517
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: 601-782-4751 Fax: 601-782-4007
Stone Stone County Registrar
323 Cavers Avenue
Wiggins, MS 39577
Phone: 601-928-5246 Fax: 601-928-5248
Sunflower Sunflower County Registrar
PO Box 880
Indianola, MS 38751
Phone: 662-887-1252 Fax: 662-887-7077
Tallahatchie Tallahatchie County Registrar
PO Box 86
Charleston, MS 38921
Phone: 662-647-8758 Fax: 662-647-8490
Tate Tate County Registrar
201 Ward Street
Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: 662-562-5211 Fax: 662-562-7486
Tippah Tippah County Registrar
102-A N. Main
Ripley, MS 38663
Phone: 662-837-7370 Fax: 662-837-1030
Tishomingo Tishomingo County Registrar
1008 Battleground Drive
Luka, MS 38852
Phone: 662-423-7026 Fax: 662-423-1667
Tunica Tunica County Registrar
PO Box 184
Tunica, MS 38676
Phone: 662-363-2842 Fax: 662-363-2413
Union Union County Registrar
PO Box 298
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: 662-534-1910 Fax: 662-534-2059
Walthall Walthall County Registrar
200 Ball Avenue
Tylertown, MS 39667
Phone: 601-876-5677 Fax: 601-876-4077
Warren Warren County Registrar
PO Box 351
Vicksburg, MS 39181
Phone: 601-636-3961 Fax: 601-630-4100
Washington Washington County Registrar
PO Box 1276
Greenville, MS 38702
Phone: 662-378-2747 Fax: 662-334-2698
Wayne Wayne County Registrar
609 Azalea
Waynesboro, MS 39367
Phone: 601-735-1171 Fax: 601-735-6261
Webster Webster County Registrar
515 Carroll Street
Walthall, MS 39771
Phone: 662-258-6287 Fax: 662-258-7686
Wilkinson Wilkinson County Registrar
PO Box 327
Woodville, MS 39669
Phone: 601-888-6697 Fax: 601-888-6984
Winston Winston County Registrar
PO Box 785
Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: 662-773-3581 Fax: 662-773-7192
Yalobusha Yalobusha County Registrar
PO Box 1431
Water Valley, MS 38965
Phone: 662-473-1341 Fax: 662-675-8004
Yazoo Yazoo County Registrar
PO Box 108
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-1872 Fax: 662-716-0113