Know your Rights!
• Every qualified Mississippi elector is entitled
to vote regardless of race, creed, color or
• No one may refuse a person the right to
vote if that person is legally entitled to vote.
• No voter shall be threatened, intimidated or
paid to vote by any person.
• Voters whose names do not appear on the
poll book or who do not have an acceptable
form of photo ID are entitled to vote by
• Voters who cast an affidavit ballot are
entitled to receive written information at
the ti me of voting on how to determine if
the vote was counted and, if not, why not.
• Voters who require assistance in marking
the ballot because of disability, blindness
or an inability to read or write are entitled
to receive assistance from a person of the
voter’s choice, excluding, however, the
voter’s employer or union representative.
YOUR CANNOT BE DENIED ACCESS TO THE BALLOT BASED ON YOUR DISABILITY!
Every U.S. citizen who possesses the
following qualifications is eligible to register to
vote in Mississippi:
• A resident of Mississippi and the county, city
or town for 30 days prior to the election;
• At least 18 years old (or will be 18 by the
date of the next General Election)
• Not declared mentally incompetent by a
• Not convicted of a disenfranchising
crime as defined by Section 241 of the
Mississippi Constitution or by Attorney
General Opinion, unless pardoned, rights
of citizenship restored by the Governor or
suffrage rights restored by the Legislature.
Once you are registered, you remain
registered until you no longer meet one of the
qualifications to vote.
YOU CAN STILL VOTE IF YOU HAVE A LEGAL GUARDIAN
yOU DO HAVE TO REGISTER TO VOTE AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION