Where and when do you vote? Everything you need to know to vote in the 2020 election in Mississippi.
Who will be on the ballot on November 3? Meet the candidates who are running in the 2020 election.
This year, there are three initiatives that will be on the ballot: medical marijuana, the state flag design and a Jim Crow era provision.
GENERAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 3, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Mark your calendar for the General Election day, Tuesday, November 3. Make sure to set a notification so you’re reminded in advance. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE TO VOTE
Find your polling place by visiting the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office and entering your address.
WHAT TO BRING
What do you need to bring to your polling place or to the Circuit Clerk’s office for absentee voting? Visit the Secretary of State’s list of acceptable forms of ID and find out if you need a Mississippi Voter Identification Card.
How safe is it to vote in person?
We asked U.S. Senate candidates where they stand on issues such as COVID-19 response, public education, national debt and more. Click here to view their responses side-by-side.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Click the links in the drop-downs below to read coverage of each candidate.
Republican: Trent Kelly*
Democrat: Antonia Eliason
Republican: Brian Flowers
Democrat: Bennie Thompson*
Republican: Michael Guest*
Democrat: Dorothy “Dot” Benford
Republican: Steven M. Palazzo*
We asked the candidates in contested races for U.S. House of Representatives to share their views on several issues such as infrastructure, police funding, public education and more. Click here to view their responses side-by-side.
MISSISSIPPI SUPREME COURT
We asked the Mississippi Supreme Court candidates in contested races why they are running, what they hope to accomplish and if they believe criminal justice reform is needed. Click here to view their responses side-by-side.
- Kenny Griffis*
- Latrice Westbrooks
- Leslie D. King (unopposed)
- Michael Randolph (unopposed)
- Josiah Dennis Coleman*
- Percy L. Lynchard
President: Donald Trump*
Vice President: Mike Pence*
President: Joe Biden
Vice President: Kamala Harris
- President: Phil Collins
- Vice President: Bill Parker
- President: Brock Pierce
- Vice President: Karla Ballard
- President: Kanye West
- Vice President: Michelle Tidball
President: Howie Hawkins
Vice President: Angela Nicole Walker
President: Jo Jorgensen
Vice President: Jeremy “Spike” Cohen
President: Brian Carroll
Vice President: Amar Patel
President: Don Blankenship
Vice President: William Mohr
Along with the races above, voters will also have their say in three different ballot measures: medical marijuana, a new state flag design and removing a Jim Crow-era provision from the state constitution.
Mississippians who support medical marijuana will have to decide between two proposals that will be on the November general election ballot.
Lawmakers approved a proposal in March to place on the November ballot an alternative to a citizen-sponsored initiative designed to legalize medical marijuana for people with “debilitating illnesses.”
Supporters of the medical marijuana initiative say the legislative alternative is designed to confuse the voters and result in the defeat of both.
Lawmakers passed a bill in June that immediately removed the state flag, and Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill into law. A nine-person commission has been appointed to develop a single new design by September, and Mississippi voters will approve or reject that design on the November 2020 ballot.
In the meantime, Mississippi will have no official state flag.
REMOVING THE HOUSE ELECTORAL PROVISION
Voters will have the opportunity in November to remove a Jim Crow-era provision from the state Constitution that makes Mississippi the only state in the nation where a candidate for statewide office can win a majority of the popular vote and not be elected.
The Mississippi Constitution, adopted in 1890, requires the winning candidate for governor and for other statewide offices to obtain both a majority of the popular vote and win the most votes in a majority of the 122 House districts.