JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi has received more than 40,600 absentee ballots ahead of the 2023 Primary Election.

As of Monday, August 7, the Statewide Election Management System (SEMS) reported a total of 45,199 absentee ballots requested, 44,715 absentee ballots sent, and 40,696 absentee ballots received.

Additional Reminders

  • Mississippians who have requested an absentee ballot may track their ballot utilizing the My Election Day ballot tracker.
  • All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (August 8) and received within five business days of Election Day in order to count.
  • The Resolution Board can begin processing absentee ballots at the opening of the polls on Election Day (7 a.m.). 
  • County election officials can tabulate ballots at the closing of the polls on Election Day (7 p.m.).

For questions regarding absentee voting, voters can contact the Elections Division at ElectionsAnswers@sos.ms.gov, call the Elections Hotline at 1-800-829-6786, or visit YallVote.ms.