What are the requirements to be eligible to vote in Mississippi state and local elections?

In order to vote under Mississippi law, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least eighteen (18) years of age on Election Day, a resident of Mississippi, and a resident of the county and supervisor’s district in which you want to vote for a period of least thirty (30) days prior to the election. You also cannot register to vote if a court has declared you mentally incompetent, or if you have been convicted of certain crimes under Mississippi law, including murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, or bigamy.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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