An Education-Friendly Legislature
Corporate reformers and lobbyists whose goal is to privatize public education have poured 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.
2019 Primary and General Elections
Elections will be held in 2019 for the Mississippi Legislature and most county and statewide offices:
Primary Election, Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Primary Election runoff, Tuesday, August 27, 2019
General Election, Tuesday, November 5, 2019
General Election runoff, Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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, teacher salaries, early childhood education, privatization, and more. Click here to search for statewide and legislative candidates by name, by office or by school district, and read their responses to our Candidate Q&A.
Legislative and Statewide Offices with Elections in 2019:
Mississippi House of Representatives
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Transportation Commissioner (3), Public Service Commissioner (3)
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).
Voter registration deadline for the Primary Election: July 8, 2019, 5 p.m.
Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 7, 2019, 5 p.m.
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. The last day for absentee voting in person is the Saturday prior to the election in which you wish to vote.
In-person absentee voting deadline for Primary Election:
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 12 p.m.
In-person absentee voting deadline for Primary Election runoff (if necessary):
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12 p.m.
In-person absentee voting deadline for General Election:
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12 p.m.
Circuit Clerks’ offices will be open 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the two Saturdays preceding each election: July 27 and August 3 for the Primary Election, August 17 and August 24 for the Primary Election runoff, and October 26 and November 2 for the General Election.
Before you vote absentee, check the candidates’ positions on education issues, including MAEP funding, teacher salaries, early childhood education, privatization, and more. Click here to search for statewide and legislative candidates by name, by office or by school district, and read their responses to our Candidate Q&A.
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.