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August 8 Primary Election Day


Mississippi's Primary Election Day is one week away. The August 8 ballot features statewide, state district, county, and county district offices.

To familiarize yourself with the upcoming election, visit the My Election Day portal to receive election information tailored to your specific address. Polls for the August 8 Primary Election will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Any voter in line at 7:00 p.m. is legally entitled to cast a ballot. Problems at the polls observed by State observers or otherwise reported to our Elections Division will be referred to the authorities, including the Attorney General’s Office or the appropriate District Attorney’s Office. As a reminder, the Secretary of State’s Office has no enforcement authority over election-related issues. For elections questions, call the Elections Division at (800) 829-6786, email ElectionsAnswers@sos.ms.gov, or visit YallVote.ms.

ELECTION DAY REMINDERS

  • In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline: The last day to absentee vote in-person is Saturday, August 5. Circuit Clerk Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Mail-In Absentee Voting Deadline: All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by August 8 and received by county Circuit Clerk Offices by August 15 in order to count.

  • Voter ID Affidavit Ballot Deadline: Voters who cast an affidavit ballot by reason of voter ID must present an acceptable form of photo ID to their Circuit Clerk's Office by August 15.

  • Polling Place Location: Visit the polling place locator on the My Election Day portal, or contact your county Circuit Clerk’s Office or local Election Commissioners to verify your polling place.

  • Voter Photo ID: Voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. A voter without an acceptable form of photo identification is entitled to cast an affidavit ballot.

    • Click here to view a list of acceptable photo IDs.

  • Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.

  • Loitering: The polling places should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.

  • Camera Phones: Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.

 
 






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