Monday, October 2, 2023

Upcoming General Election Deadlines

JACKSON, Miss – With the November 7, 2023, General Election quickly approaching, Mississippians need to be aware of upcoming important dates and deadlines.

Voter Registration

The 2023 General Election voter registration deadlines are:

  • In-person at the circuit or municipal clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 9.
    • Note: Circuit clerk's offices will be open for in-person voter registration on Saturday, October 7, from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
  • Mail-in registration applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 10.

Absentee Ballots

In-person and mail-in absentee ballots are now available through your county circuit clerk's office for the 2023 General Election. 

To verify eligibility, Mississippians can utilize the Step-By-Step Absentee Guide from the Secretary of State's Office or contact your local circuit clerk. If eligible, ballots will be provided upon request by your circuit clerk.

For those who cannot visit your circuit clerk's office during the work week, Saturday in-person absentee voting dates are October 28 and November 4, from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

Campaign Finance

Periodic Campaign Finance Reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, in the appropriate office for 2023 candidates and political committees supporting or opposing 2023 candidates.

Mississippi law (MS Code Ann. § 23-15-807(b)(ii) and 23-15-807(e)) requires all candidates for elective office (excluding candidates for federal office) to file campaign finance disclosure reports. 

Candidates may file campaign finance reports via:

  • Email: or
  • In person: 401 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39201 or 1141 Bayview Avenue, Suite 120, Biloxi, MS 39530 
  • Mail: P.O. Box 136, Jackson, MS 39205-0136 (Please note that mailed-in reports must actually be received by the required date and the postmarked date will not be considered.)
  • Fax: (601) 576-2545

For elections questions, call the Elections Division at (800) 829-6786, email, or visit