Are you eligible to vote absentee?

This years election is approaching quickly and here’s a guide on how you can vote absentee.

According to the Secretary of State website, some registered voters are eligible to vote absentee if they fall under one of these categories:

  • If you will be away from your county on Election Day for any reason;
  • If you are a student, teacher, or administrator at a school that would effect your absence from your county on Election Day;
  • You have a temporary or permanent physical disability that makes you unable to vote in person;
  • you are the parent, spouse, or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside of their county of residence or more than 50 miles away;
  • you are 65 years of age or older;
  • you are required to work on Election Day while the polls are open;
  • you are a member, spouse, or dependent of the congressional delegation;
  • you are a disabled war veteran (or spouse or dependent of such person) in a hospital;
  • you are a member (or spouse or dependent of such person) of the American Red Cross or Merchant Marine

Absentee voting is now available in Mississippi and the deadline is October 31st at 5 P.M.

You must already be registered to vote, and the deadline for that is October 5th.  For how to register click here.

If you aren’t sure if you are registered or not, you can check your status here.

For this election, Mississippians do have some important items on the ballot.  They will vote for a president, on the new state flag and the marijuana initiative along with some .

RELATED: 65 or 65A: Marijuana Initiative 

Election Day is November 3rd, 2020 and polls will be open from 7AM to 7 PM.

Below is a sample ballot:

FINAL 2020 Sample GE Ballot with Flag