Mississippi

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Federal Election Deadlines

Presidential Primary March 8, 2016 State Primary March 8, 2016 State Primary Runoff March 29, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016 General Runoff November 29, 2016
Registration By Mail: Postmarked by February 27, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by February 27, 2016 By Mail: Postmarked by February 27, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by February 27, 2016 By Mail: Postmarked by March 8, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by March 8, 2016 By Mail: Postmarked by October 29, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by October 29, 2016 By Mail: Postmarked by October 29, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by October 29, 2016
Ballot Request Received by March 8, 2016 Received by March 8, 2016 Received by March 29, 2016 Received by November 8, 2016 Received by November 29, 2016
Ballot Return Received by 7 PM, March 8, 2016 Received by 7 PM, March 8, 2016 Received by 7 PM, March 29, 2016 Received by 7 PM, November 8, 2016 Received by 7 PM, November 29, 2016

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

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)*?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

What is a runoff election?

A runoff election is an election held if the State requires that a candidate receive a certain percentage of the votes in order to advance to a general election or take public office.

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

No.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot by contacting your election official. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section.

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/mississippi

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the State absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

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

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Elections Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

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

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Email your FWAB: Scan the signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation and the FWAB into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet with secrecy waiver. Email this ballot package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FWAB. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FWAB: Fax your FWAB directly to your election official. Be sure to include your ballot, signed Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FWAB toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Adams Adams County Registrar
P. O. Box 1224
Natchez, MS 39121
Phone: (601) 446-6326
Fax: (601) 445-7955
Alcorn Alcorn County Registrar
P. O. Box 430
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: (662) 286-7740
Fax: (662) 286-7767
Amite Amite County Registrar
P. O. 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
P. O. Box 262
Ashland, MS 38603
Phone: (662) 224-6310
Fax: (662) 224-6312
Bolivar Bolivar County Registrar
P. O. Box 670
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662) 843-2061
Fax: (662) 846-2943
Calhoun Calhoun County Registrar
P. O. Box 25
Pittsboro, MS 38951
Phone: (662) 412-3101
Fax: (662) 412-3103
Carroll Carroll County Registrar
P. O. Box 6
Vaiden, MS 39176
Phone: (662) 464-5476
Fax: (662) 464-5407
Chickasaw Chickasaw County Registrar
1 Pinson Sq Rd Rm 2
Houston, MS 38851
Phone: (662) 456-2331
Fax: (662) 456-4831
Choctaw Choctaw County Registrar
P. O. Box 34
Ackerman, MS 39735
Phone: (662) 285-6245
Fax: (662) 285-2196
Claiborne Claiborne County Registrar
P. O. Box 549
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: (601) 437-5841
Fax: (601) 437-4543
Clarke Clarke County Registrar
P. O. Box 216
Quitman, MS 39355
Phone: (601) 776-3111
Fax: (601) 776-1001
Clay Clay County Registrar
P. O. Box 364
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: (662) 494-3384
Fax: (662) 495-2057
Coahoma Coahoma County Registrar
P. O. Drawer 849
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 624-3014
Fax: (662) 624-3075
Copiah Copiah County Registrar
P. O. Box 467
Hazelhurst, MS 39083-0467
Phone: (601) 894-1241
Fax: (601) 894-3026
Covington Covington County Registrar
P. O. 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
P. O. Box 992
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-0992
Phone: (601) 582-3213
Fax: (601) 545-6065
Franklin Franklin County Registrar
P. O. Box 267
Meadville, MS 39653
Phone: (601) 384-2320
Fax: (601) 384-8244
George George County Registrar
355 Cox St , Ste C
Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: (601) 947-4881
Fax: (601) 947-8804
Greene Greene County Registrar
P. O. Box 310
Leakesville, MS 39451
Phone: (601) 394-2379
Fax: (601) 394-2334
Grenada Grenada County Registrar
P. O. Box 1517
Grenada, MS 38902-1517
Phone: (662) 226-1941
Fax: (662) 227-2865
Hancock Hancock County Registrar
152 Main St, Ste B
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
Phone: (228) 467-5265
Fax: (228) 467-2779
Harrison Harrison County Registrar
P. O. Box 998
Gulfport, MS 39502
Phone: (228) 865-4051
Fax: (228) 865-4099
Hinds Hinds County Registrar
P. O Box 327
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 968-6628
Fax: (601) 973-5547
Holmes Holmes County Registrar
P. O. Box 718
Lexington, MS 39095
Phone: (662) 834-2476
Fax: (662) 834-3870
Humphreys Humphreys County Registrar
P. O. Box 696
Belzoni, MS 39038
Phone: (662) 247-3065
Fax: (662) 247-3906
Issaquena Issaquena County Registrar
P. O. Box 27
Mayersville, MS 39113
Phone: (662) 873-2761
Fax: (601) 873-2061
Itawamba Itawamba County Registrar
201 W Main St
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone: (662) 862-3511
Fax: (662) 862-4006
Jackson Jackson County Registrar
P. O. Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Phone: (228) 769-3040
Fax: (228)769-3180
Jasper Jasper County Registrar
P.O. Box 58
Bay Springs, MS 39422
Phone: (601) 727-4914
Fax: (601)764-3078
Jefferson Jefferson County Registrar
P. O. Box 305
Fayette, MS 39069
Phone: (601) 786-3422
Fax: (601) 786-9676
Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis County Registrar
P. O. Box 1090
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: (601) 792-4231
Fax: (601) 792-4957
Jones Jones County Registrar
P. O. Box 1336
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: (601) 425-2556
Fax: (601) 399-4774
Kemper Kemper County Registrar
P. O. Box 130
De Kalb, MS 39328
Phone: (601) 743-2224
Fax: (601) 743-4173
Lafayette Lafayette County Registrar
1 Courthouse Sq , Ste 101
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 234-4951
Fax: (662) 236-0238
Lamar Lamar County Registrar
P. O. Box 369
Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-8504
Fax: (601) 794-3905
Lauderdale Lauderdale County Registrar
P. O. Box 1005
Meridian, MS 39302-1005
Phone: (601) 482-9731
Fax: (601) 482-9734
Lawrence Lawrence County Registrar
P. O. Box 1249
Monticello, MS 39654
Phone: (601) 587-4791
Fax: (601) 587-4405
Leake Leake County Registrar
P. O. Box 67
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-8357
Fax: (601) 267-8889
Lee Lee County Registrar
P. O. Box 762
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: (662) 841-9024
Fax: (662) 680-6079
Leflore Leflore County Registrar
P. O. Box 1953
Greenwood, MS 38935
Phone: (662) 453-1435
Fax: (662) 455-1278
Lincoln Lincoln County Registrar
301 S First St, Rm 205
Brookhaven, MS 39602
Phone: (601) 835-3435
Fax: (601) 835-3482
Lowndes Lowndes County Registrar
P. O. Box 31
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: (662) 329-5900
Fax: (662)329-5935
Madison Madison County Registrar
P. O. Drawer 1626
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601) 859-4365
Fax: (601) 859-8555
Marion Marion County Registrar
250 Broad St , Ste 1
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: (601) 736-8246
Fax: (601) 731-6344
Marshall Marshall County Registrar
P. O. Box 459
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: (662) 252-3434
Fax: (662) 252-5951
Monroe Monroe County Registrar
P. O. Box 843
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: (662) 369-8695
Fax: (662) 369-3684
Montgomery Montgomery County Registrar
P. O. Box 765
Winona, MS 38967
Phone: (662) 283-4161
Fax: (662) 283-3363
Neshoba Neshoba County Registrar
401 E. Beacon St , Ste 110
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: (601) 656-4781
Fax: (601) 650-3997
Newton Newton County Registrar
P. O. Box 447
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: (601) 635-2368
Fax: (601) 635-3210
Noxubee Noxubee County Registrar
505 S Jefferson St
Macon, MS 39341
Phone: (662) 726-5737
Fax: (662) 726-6041
Oktibbeha Oktibbeha County Registrar
108 W. Main St , Ste 118
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: (662) 323-1356
Fax: (662) 323-1121
Panola Panola County Registrar
P. O. 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) 403-2328
Fax: (601) 403-2325
Perry Perry County Registrar
P. O. Box 198
New Augusta, MS 39462
Phone: (601) 964-8663
Fax: (601) 964-8740
Pike Pike County Registrar
P. O Drawer 31
Magnolia, MS 39652
Phone: (601) 783-2581
Fax: (601) 783-6322
Pontotoc Pontotoc County Registrar
P. O Box 428
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: (662) 489-3908
Fax: (662) 489-2318
Prentiss Prentiss County Registrar
P. O Box 727
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: (662) 728-4611
Fax: (662) 728-2006
Quitman Quitman County Registrar
220 Chestnut St, Ste 4
Marks, MS 38646
Phone: (662) 326-8003
Fax: (601) 326-8004
Rankin Rankin County Registrar
P. O. Box 1599
Brandon, MS 39043
Phone: (601) 825-1466
Fax: (601) 825-1465
Scott Scott County Registrar
P. O. Box 371
Forest, MS 39074
Phone: (601) 469-3601
Fax: (601) 469-5188
Sharkey Sharkey County Registrar
P. O. Box 218
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
Phone: (662) 873-2755
Fax: (662) 873-6045
Simpson Simpson County Registrar
P. O. Box 307
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: (601) 847-2474
Fax: (601) 847-4011
Smith Smith County Registrar
P. O. Box 517
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: (601) 782-4751
Fax: (601) 782-4007
Stone Stone County Registrar
323 Cavers Ave
Wiggins, MS 39577
Phone: (601) 928-5246
Fax: (601) 928-5248
Sunflower Sunflower County Registrar
P. O. Box 880
Indianola, MS 38751
Phone: (662) 887-1252
Fax: (662) 887-7077
Tallahatchie Tallahatchie County Registrar
P. O. Box 86
Charleston, MS 38921
Phone: (662) 647-8758
Fax: (662) 647-8490
Tate Tate County Registrar
201 Ward St
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 Dr
Luka, MS 38852
Phone: (662) 423-7026
Fax: (662) 423-1667
Tunica Tunica County Registrar
P. O. Box 184
Tunica, MS 38676
Phone: (662) 363-2842
Fax: (662) 363-2413
Union Union County Registrar
P. O. Box 298
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: (662) 534-1910
Fax: (662) 534-2059
Walthall Walthall County Registrar
200 Ball Ave
Tylertown, MS 39667
Phone: (601) 876-5677
Fax: (601) 876-4077
Warren Warren County Registrar
P. O. Box 351
Vicksburg, MS 39181
Phone: (601) 636-3961
Fax: (601) 630-4100
Washington Washington County Registrar
P. O 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 St
Walthall, MS 39771
Phone: (662) 258-6287
Fax: (662) 258-7686
Wilkinson Wilkinson County Registrar
P. O. Box 327
Woodville, MS 39669
Phone: (601) 888-6697
Fax: (601) 888-6984
Winston Winston County Registrar
P. O. Drawer 785
Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: (662) 773-3581
Fax: (662) 773-7192
Yalobusha Yalobusha County Registrar
P.O. Box 201
Water Valley, MS 38965
Phone: (662) 675-8187
Fax: (662) 675-8004
Yazoo Yazoo County Registrar
P. O Box 108
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: (662) 746-1872
Fax: (662) 716-0113