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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Mississippi.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Please contact your local election office for more detailed information about the laws concerning election dates,poll hours,poll locations, voter id requirements,absentee voting, voter registration, name or address changes that would apply in your case.

2017 Election Dates & Deadlines

2017 November 7 School District Trustee -- Date: November 7,2017

Deadlines
September 23, 2017 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens:Circuit Clerks' Offices send absentee ballots for the General and any county or county district Special Election by mail, email or fax to UOCAVA voters who have requested an absentee ballot by application, FPCA or FWAB on or after January 1, 2017.
September 23, 2017 :Absentee Ballots must be available in the Circuit Clerks' Offices. An absentee ballot must be mailed to all voters who submitted an application before absentee ballots were available.
October 2, 2017 Voter Registration Begins:Circuit Clerks' Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., including the noon hour, for voter registration.
October 7, 2017 Voter Registration Ends:Voter Registration Deadline, 12:00 p.m.: Circuit Clerks' Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for voter registration for the General and any county or county district Special Election.
October 28, 2017 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:Absentee Voting: Circuit Clerks' Offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for in'person absentee voting in the General and any county or county district Special Election.
November 4, 2017 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends:In'Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.: Circuit Clerks' Office MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for absentee voting in the General and any county or county district Special Election.
November 6, 2017 Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by mail MUST BE RECEIVED by the Circuit Clerks' Offices no later than 5:00 p.m.This is not a postmark deadline but an actual receipt deadline.
November 7, 2017 Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens:UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by UOCAVA voters MUST BE RECEIVED by the Circuit Clerks' Offices no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 June 5 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY -- Date: June 5,2018

Deadlines
April 21, 2018 :Circuit Clerks Offices mail absentee ballots to voters on the county's revised permanently disabled voters list.
April 30, 2018 :Circuit Clerks Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., including the lunch/noon hour, for voter registration.
June 2, 2018 :In‐Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m
June 4, 2018 :Circuit Clerks Offices must be in actual receipt of absentee ballots returned by mail for ballots to be timely. This is not a postmark deadline but an actual receipt deadline.

2018 June 5 GENERAL ELECTION DAY Mississippi Levee District Commissioner -- Date: June 5,2018

Deadlines
May 7, 2018 :Candidates for Mississippi Levee District (Bolivar, Washington, Humphreys and Sharkey Counties only).

2018 June 26 PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION DAY -- Date: June 26,2018

Deadlines
June 23, 2018 :In‐Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m., for Primary Runoff Election
June 25, 2018 :Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m., for Primary Runoff Election
June 26, 2018 :UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m., for Primary Runoff Election

2018 November 6 Gubernatorial Election -- Date: November 6,2018

Deadlines
September 7, 2018 :Applications for the November General Election must be made available to eligible absentee voters.
September 22, 2018 :Absentee ballots must be mailed within 24 hours to voters who submitted an application before ballots became available, once ballots are available.
October 8, 2018 :In‐Person Voter Registration Deadline, 5:00 p.m.

2018 November 27 GENERAL RUNOFF ELECTION DAY -- Date: November 27,2018

Deadlines
November 24, 2018 :In‐Person Runoff Election Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m
November 26, 2018 :Runoff Election Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m.
November 27, 2018 :UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m.

Good To Know

Note

Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections. Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

Special Elections

A special election is held when someone who is already in office can no longer serve and must be replaced. All registered voters in the district can vote in a special election.

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