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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Absentee Voting Information for the November 3, 2020 General Election

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Mississippi does not have early voting. We have what is known as absentee voting which requires a valid reason to vote before the election.

Absentee voting is held for 45 days prior to every election. Starting September 21st, the Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open for absentee voting from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Additionally, the Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open the last 2 Saturdays prior to the election, October 24th from 8am-12pm and October 31st from 8am-5pm. Absentee ballots can only be mailed to voters who are over 65, those who are disabled, students who are away at school, or if voters will be outside of the county for the entire 45 days of absentee voting. For voters who request absentee ballots due to disability, both ballot and absentee application will have to be witnessed. Any and all other request will require the voter’s signature to be notarized.

The only change in absentee requirements due to Covid-19 is that voters must be under a physician-imposed quarantine or either caring for a dependent that is under a physician-imposed quarantine due to Covid-19.


For any further questions, or to request an absentee ballot, please feel free to call our office @ 662-469-8350.


Below is a list of reasons to vote absentee, in person. 

 1. Enlisted or commissioned members of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and/or dependents, who will be absent from their county of residence on Election Day;

2. Members of the Merchant Marines or the American Red Cross, or their spouses and/or dependents, who will be absent from their county of residence on Election Day;

3. Disabled war veterans who are patients in any hospital, or their spouses and/or dependents, who will be absent from their county of residence on Election Day

4. Civilians attached to any branch of the Armed Forces, the Merchant Marines, or the American Red Cross and serving outside the United States, or their spouses and/or dependents, who will be absent from their county of residence on Election Day;

5. Trained or certified emergency response providers who is deployed on Election Day during any state of emergency declared by the President of the United States or any Governor of any U.S. State, who will be absent from their county of residence on Election Day;

 6. Persons temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia;

7. Students, teachers, or administrators whose employment or studies necessitate their absence from their county of voting residence, or their dependent or spouse who maintains a common domicile outside the county of voting residence;

8. Persons who will be outside their county of residence on Election Day;

9. Persons required to be at work on Election Day during the times at which the polls will be open;

10. Persons temporarily or permanently physically disabled;

11. Persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older;

12. Parents, spouses, or dependents of persons having a temporary or permanent physical disability who are hospitalized outside their county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away from their residence if the parents, spouses, and/or dependents will be with such persons on election day; and

13. Members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation, or their spouses and/or dependents, who will be absent from their county of residence on Election Day. (Miss. Code Ann. §§ 23-15-627; 23-15-673; 23-15-713)


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