The Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson has reminded candidates and voters of the following Election Day state laws.
In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline: The last day to vote in-person absentee at your Municipal Clerk’s Office is this Saturday, April 3. Municipal Clerk Offices will be open from 8 a.m. until noon.
Mail-In Absentee Voting Deadline: All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Primary Election Day (April 6th) and received by Municipal Clerk Offices within five business days of Primary Election Day in order to count.
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 Municipal Clerk’s Office within five business days after the election.
Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place.
Loitering: The polling places should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.
Camera Phones: Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.