Primary Election Day: Important info to remember

It’s primary election day in Mississippi. 

Polls open across the state at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. as you cast your ballot in the Presidential and Congressional primary races. 

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Below, you’ll find all the information you need from the Secretary of State’s Office as you get ready to go vote. 

  • Polling Place Locator/Sample Ballots: A polling place locator is available on the Secretary of State’s Y’all Vote website (http://yallvote.sos.ms.gov/). A sample ballot specific to the voter’s polling place is located on the Polling Place Locator page.
  • 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. An affidavit ballot may be counted if the voter provides an acceptable form of photo identification to the Circuit Clerk’s Office within five business days after the election. For more information, visit www.msvoterID.ms.gov. A REAL ID (an ID with a gold star in the corner) is not required to vote.
  • Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.
  • Loitering: No loitering is allowed within 30 feet of the entrance of a polling place. The only people allowed within 30 feet of a polling place entrance are elections officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers. Exit pollsters may approach voters after voting if more than 30 feet from polls.
  • Camera Phones: Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.

For more information about state election laws or Election Day information, visit the Y’all Vote website at http://yallvote.sos.ms.gov/, or call the Elections Division Hotline at (601) 576-2550 or 1-800-829-6786.