Election 2015


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Primary and General Elections      Voter Registration      Voting Absentee   

Elections Hotline      Candidates' Positions on Education

 

An Education-Friendly Legislature

Out-of-state corporate reformers whose goal is to privatize public education - along with at least one newly formed in-state group - are pouring money into Mississippi elections, buying the allegiance of candidates who will do their bidding. They have lots of money and slick campaigns, but we've got Mississippi boots on the ground and parents on our side.

We need your help to stand up for our children and ensure that they will have strong public schools to rely on well into the future. Click here to find our Election Toolkit and learn how, in a few easy steps, you can help to win the day for Mississippi children and their public schools.

2015 Primary and General Elections

This year, elections will be held for the Mississippi Legislature and most county and statewide offices.

Primary elections will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Click here to see which districts have a contested primary election.

Primary runoff elections will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.

In the general election, Mississippians may vote a "split" ticket for candidates in any combination of parties. Before you vote, check the candidates' positions on education issues, including MAEP funding, early childhood education, improving student achievement and more. Click here to search for statewide and legislative candidates by name, by office or by school district. 

Legislative and Statewide Offices with Elections in 2015:

Mississippi House of Representatives
Mississippi Senate
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Transportation Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner, District Attorney

Click here for a complete schedule of elections.


Voter Registration Deadlines

You must be registered to vote to participate in the upcoming primary and general elections. If you have not already registered, you may do so at your county voter registrar's office by the appropriate deadline (your county voter registrar is your Circuit Clerk or your Municipal Clerk). Click here to find the voter registrar for your county. Click here to download a mail-in voter registration form.

Voter registration deadline for the primary election: July 3, 2015

 Voter registration deadline for the general election: October 3, 2015


Voting Absentee

Voters who will be outside their county of residence on Election Day or who are prevented from voting in person by age or health are entitled to vote by absentee ballot. Please check with your county voter registrar (your Circuit or Municipal Clerk) to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee and to learn the procedures for doing so. Click here to find the voter registrar for your county. The last day for absentee voting in person is the Saturday prior to the election in which you wish to vote.

Primary election absentee voting deadline: Saturday, August 1, 2015

 Primary runoff election absentee voting deadline (if necessary): Saturday, August 22, 2015

 General election absentee voting deadline: Saturday, October 31, 2015

 Circuit Clerks' offices will be open until 12:00 p.m. on August 1, August 22, and October 31.

Before you vote absentee, check the candidates' positions on education issues, including MAEP funding, early childhood education, improving student achievement and more. Click here to search for statewide and legislative candidates by name, by office or by school district.


Elections Hotline

If you have additional questions about the election, you can call the Mississippi Secretary of State's Elections Hotline, toll free, at 1 (800) 829-6786.