MyTimeToVote

MyTimeTo
Vote.com

Promoting Democracy Through Education .com
WHO ARE MY ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mississippi Electoral Resource

Second, smoke-free casino on the way to Gulfport - The Sun Herald

Second, smoke-free casino on the way to Gulfport - The Sun HeraldA second casino south of U.S. 90 will open next summer at Island View Casino Resort. The official groundbreaking came Wednesday for the $75 million Island View casino adjacent to the south hotel Beach Tower. Owner Rick Carter called it an “off-the ...

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:29:43 GMT
Stay Informed

Mytimetovote App

Track State by State election dates, absentee ballot voting deadlines, voter registration deadlines, early voting dates, and more.
Download On the Itunes Store

When's The Next Election?

UPCOMING DATES
June 6, 2017
Mississippi : GENERAL ELECTION DAY: Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
November 7, 2017
Mississippi : GENERAL ELECTION DAY: Consolidated/Consolidated Line School District Trustee; Municipal Separate School District Trustee; and Special Municipal Separate School District Trustee. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
November 6, 2018
Mississippi : Gubernatorial Election Day

Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Mississippi

Oliver Pollock, an Irish merchant in Spanish-controlled New Orleans who used his fortune to help finance the American Revolution, is credited with creating the dollar sign in 1778. He is buried in Pinckneyville, where he lived with his son-in-law prior to his death on December 17, 1823.

The Blues musical form originated in the Mississippi Delta after the Civil War. Rooted in the songs sung by slaves working in the fields and African spirituals, the Blues offered an escape from oppression and a means of expression for many African Americans.

Get More >>>

While on a hunting expedition with Mississippi Governor Andrew Longino near Onward in November of 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear that had been captured and tied to a tree. Afterward, a satirical cartoon of the event was published, inspiring a Brooklyn candy shop owner to create a stuffed “Teddy’s Bear.”

Get More >>>

The flight school at Columbus Air Force Base trained more than 8,000 students during World War II to become flying officers in the Army Air Corps.

Get More >>>

Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world’s first human lung transplant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on June 11, 1963. On January 23, 1964, he transplanted the heart of a chimpanzee into a dying patient—performing the world’s first heart transplant surgery.

Get More >>>

Mississippi produces some 60 percent of America’s farm-raised catfish. Commercial catfish production began in the state in the mid-1960s. The Mississippi Delta city of Belzoni, billed as the Catfish Capital of the World, has a catfish museum and hosts an annual catfish festival.

Get More >>>
State of Mississippi Quick Facts
  • Current Population:2,992,333
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: No
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 6
  • Congressional Districts: 4
  • Date of Statehood: December 10, 1817
  • Size: 48,432 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Magnolia State
  • Tree: Magnolia
  • Flower: Magnolia
  • Bird: Mockingbird
Registered Voters

total: 1,572,299

Voter Registration Total : 1,572,299

  • Democrat : 629,425
  • Republican : 939,270
  • Libertarian : 2,913
  • Constitution : 691

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in Mississippi?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of Mississippi.

  • >>Check if you are eligible to vote

  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

    NO: Mississippi does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

  • >>Check if you need to re-register to vote

  • How Do I Register To Vote in Mississippi?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of Mississippi, voters have the following options :

    In Person

    You can also register in person at any of these offices

    By Mail

    mail by downloading a voter registration form from our website and mailing it to your Circuit Clerk.

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

    Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Mississippi law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

    Mississippi State Government

    Mississippi Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We,the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking his blessing on our work, do ordain and establish this constitution.

    The powers of the government of the State of Mississippi shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them confided to a separate magistracy, to-wit: those which are legislative to one, those which are judicial to another, and those which are executive to another.

    No person or collection of persons, being one or belonging to one of these departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others. The acceptance of an office in either of said departments shall, of itself, and at once, vacate any and all offices held by the person so accepting in either of the other departments.

    The Executive Branch
    Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson.jpg

    Executive Power

    The chief executive power of this state shall be vested in a governor, who shall hold his office for four (4) years. Any person elected to the Office of Governor shall be eligible to succeed himself in office. However, no person shall be elected to the office of Governor more than twice, and no person who has held the office of Governor or has acted as Governor for more than two (2) years of a term to which another person was elected shall be elected to the office of Governor more than once.

    Mississippi Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • The Treasurer (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson.jpg

    Legislative Power

    The legislative power of this state shall be vested in a Legislature which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.

    The House of Representatives shall consist of members chosen every four years by the qualified electors of the several counties and Representative districts.

    The Senate shall consist of members chosen every four years by the qualified electors of the several districts.

    Mississippi Legislative Chambers
  • The State House (Elected)
  • The State Senate (Elected)
  • Judicial Branch
    Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson.jpg

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power of the State shall be vested in a Supreme Court and such other courts as are provided for in this Constitution.

    The Supreme Court shall consist of six judges, that is to say, of three judges in addition to the three provided for by Section 145 of this Constitution, any four of whom when convened shall form a quorum.

    Mississippi Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(122)
    (48)(72)(2)
    State Senators(52)
    (20)(32)
    US Representatives(4)
    (1)(3)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Mississippi Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The governor shall have power to convene the Legislature in extraordinary session whenever, in his judgment, the public interest requires it.

    Qualifications

    The Governor shall be at least thirty years of age, and shall have been a citizen of the United States twenty years, and shall have resided in this State five years next preceding the day of his election.

    Election

    Mississippi belongs to the handful of states that hold off-year elections, that is, elections in off-numbered years that are neither presidential nor midterm years.

    Term of Office

    who shall hold his office for four (4) years

    Limit on Tenure

    Any person elected to the office of Governor shall be eligible to succeed himself in office. However, no person shall be elected to the office of Governor more than twice, and no person who has held the office of Governor or has acted as Governor for more than two (2) years of a term to which another person was elected shall be elected to the office of Governor more than once.

    Salary

    $122,160.

    Qualification age

    The governor shall be at least thirty years of age.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The lieutenant governor shall, by virtue of his office, be President of the Senate. In committee of the whole he may debate all questions, and where there is an equal division in the senate, or on a joint vote of both houses, he shall give the casting vote.

    Qualifications

    Any person elected to the office of lieutenant governor shall be eligible to succeed himself in office, but no person who has been elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor for two successive terms shall be eligible to hold that office until one term has intervened.

    Election

    There shall be a lieutenant governor who shall be elected at the same time, in the same manner, and for the same term, and who shall possess the same qualifications as required of the Governor.

    Term of Office

    The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality.

    Limit on Tenure

    limited to two terms

    Salary

    $60,000.

    Qualification age

    At least 30 years old .

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    There shall be an attorney-general elected at the same time and in the same manner as the governor is elected, whose term of office shall be four years and whose compensation shall be fixed by law. The qualifications for the attorney-general shall be the same as herein prescribed for judges of the circuit and chancery courts.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible to the office of judge of the circuit or of the chancery court who shall not have been a practicing lawyer for five years and who shall not have attained the age of twenty-six, and who shall not have been five years a citizen of this state.

    Election

    The attorney general is elected every four years, in the odd-numbered years before a presidential election.

    Term of Office

    The attorney general is elected every four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    The attorney general is not subject to term limits.

    Salary

    $108,960.

    Qualification age

    At least 26 years old.

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    Shall be keeper of the capitol; he shall keep a correct register of all official acts and proceedings of the Governor; and shall, when required, lay the same, and all papers, minutes, and vouchers relative thereto, before the Legislature, and he shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by law.

    Qualifications

    He shall be at least twenty-five years of age, a citizen of the state five years next preceding the day of his election, and he shall continue in office during the term of four years.

    Election

    There shall be a Secretary of State, who shall be elected as herein provided.

    Term of Office

    Continue in office during the term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    The office of secretary of state is not subject to term limits.

    Salary

    $90,000.

    Qualification age

    He shall be at least twenty-five years of age.

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    A State Treasurer and an Auditor of Public Accounts shall be elected as herein provided, who shall hold their office for the term of four (4) years, and shall possess the same qualifications as required for the Secretary of State. They shall receive such compensation as may be provided by law.

    Qualifications

    He shall be at least twenty-five years of age, a citizen of the state five years next preceding the day of his election, and he shall continue in office during the term of four years.

    Election

    Mississippi elects treasurers to four-year terms during gubernatorial election years.

    Term of Office

    4 year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $90,000.

    Mississippi State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body

    Qualifications

    o person shall be a member of the House of Representatives who shall not have attained the age of twenty-one (21) years, and who shall not be a qualified elector of the state, and who shall not have been a resident citizen of the State for four (4) years, and within the district such person seeks to serve for two (2) years, immediately preceding his election.

    Election

    Elections for members of the Legislature shall be held in the several counties and districts as provided by law.

    Term of Office

    Members chosen every four years by the qualified electors.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $10,000/year + per diem.

    Qualification age

    Attained the age of twenty-one (21) years.

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi acts as President of the Senate and is given the right to cast a vote in the 52 member State Senate in case of a tie.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-five years, who shall not have been a qualified elector of the State four years, and who shall not be an actual resident of the district or territory he may be chosen to represent for two years before his election.

    Election

    Elections for members of the Legislature shall be held in the several counties and districts as provided by law.

    Term of Office

    Members chosen every four years by the qualified electors of the several districts.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limits.

    Salary

    $10,000/year + per diem.

    Qualification age

    Have attained the age of twenty-five years.

    Mississippi State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The Supreme Court shall have power, under such rules and regulations as it may adopt, to sit in two divisions of three judges each, any two of whom when convened shall form a quorum; each division shall have full power to hear and adjudge all cases that may be assigned to it by the court.

    Qualifications

    No personal shall be eligible to the office of judge of the Supreme Court who shall not have attained the age of thirty years at the time of his appointment, and who shall not have been a practicing attorney and a citizen of the State for five years immediately preceding such appointment.

    Election

    Nonpartisan elections are staggered to ensure that all nine justices are never up for election at the same time.

    Term of Office

    The term of office of the judges of the Supreme Court shall be eight (8) years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Chief salary

    $126,000 (Presiding Judge $124k)

    Associates salary

    $122,000

    Qualification age

    At least 30 years of age.

    The Superior Court
    Authority

    Qualifications

    A practicing attorney for at least five years,a minimum of 26 years old, a state citizen for at least five yrs, a district resident.

    Election

    There are 51 judges on the Mississippi Circuit Courts, each elected to four-year terms in nonpartisan elections.

    Term of Office

    Each elected to four-year terms in nonpartisan elections.

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    $104,170 a year

    Qualification age

    A minimum of 26 years old.

    Have A Question?

    One of MyTime2Vote's top priorities is providing our citizens access to all of the latest State and Federal election information.

    We're currently updating the following pages

    • State Ballots for this year election cycle
    • State Voting Guide
    • Elections Calendar
    • States Summary

    We are working day and night to give you up-to-date information, but we need your help! For website bug reports, data issues/rss feeds submission, feedback, or general questions about Mytimetovote.com, please send an email to info@mytime2vote.com

    Mississippi Congressional Districts
    Mississippi US Districts