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Primary election day reminders

We are just days away from the Tuesday, Aug. 8 primary elections in Mississippi. Voters should be prepared before heading to the polls. 

Ballots may be cast for the Aug. 8 primary election between 7 a.m.-7 p.m.  Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is legally entitled to cast a ballot.

For election questions, call the Elections Division at (800) 829-6786, email ElectionsAnswers@sos.ms.gov, or visit www.YallVote.ms.


In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline: The last day to absentee vote in-person is Saturday, Aug. 5. Circuit Clerk Offices will be open from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

Mail-In Absentee Voting Deadline: All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 8 and received by county Circuit Clerk Offices by Aug. 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 Aug. 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.

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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