Some registered voters are eligible to vote absentee because of age, health or work demands, or their affiliation with the U.S. armed forces.
Absentee voting deadlines come early to help assure your ballot is counted. If you know you will vote absentee, contact your Circuit or Municipal Clerk at least 45 days before the election.
Eligible Absentee Voters include any duly qualified and registered elector who will be absent from their county of residence on Election Day or any of the following individuals who may not be present on Election Day:
- Any enlisted or commissioned members of the US armed forces who are citizens of Mississippi.
- Any member of the Merchant Marine or American Red Cross who is a citizen of Mississippi.
- Any disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital, who is a citizen of Mississippi.
- Any civilian attached to and serving outside of the US with any branch of the Armed Forces or with the Merchant Marine or American Red Cross, who is a citizen of Mississippi.
- Any citizen of Mississippi temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the US and the District of Columbia.
- An employee engaged in interstate transportation required to be away from his or her county of residence on Election Day due to employment
- An employee, businessperson, professional, tradesman or worker required being over 50 miles away from the county of residence on Election Day due to employment.
- Anyone with a temporary or permanent physical disability.
- Anyone 65 years of age or older.
- A parent, spouse or dependent staying with a hospitalized person with a temporary or permanent disability and is 50 miles or more away from his or her county of residence on Election Day.
- A member of a congressional delegation required to be over 50 miles away from his or her county of residence on Election Day.