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Mississippi Absentee Voting

You are eligible to vote absentee if you are a duly qualified and registered voter who will be absent from your county of residence on Election Day or are:

  • A disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital and a citizen of Mississippi
  • A citizen of Mississippi temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia
  • An employee engaged in interstate transportation
  • A student, teacher or administrator
  • An employee engaged in offshore employment, or as an employee on a vessel or other watercraft
  • An employee, businessperson, professional, tradesman or worker required to be over 50 miles away from the county of residence on election day due to employment
  • A person with a temporary or permanent physical disability
  • 65 years of age or older
  • A parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent disability hospitalized more than 50 miles from home county and with such person Election Day
  • A member of a congressional delegation

Please check with your voter registrar to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee and to learn the procedures for doing so. You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

U.S. military personnel and overseas citizens can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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