Absentee ballots received total over 231-thousand in Mississippi

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As of Sunday, November 1, 2020, the Statewide Election Management System (SEMS) reported a total of248,335absentee ballotsrequested,247,650 absenteeballotssent, and231,031absentee ballotsreceivedin the state of Mississippi for the 2020 General Election.

Click here to view county reports.

(All files stored on the link above will expire in seven days.)

As a reminder, therequestedtotal reflects the number of Mississippi voters who have requested an absentee ballot through their local Circuit Clerk’s Office.Thesenttotal reflects the number of absentee ballots sent to voters from Circuit Clerk Offices. Thereceivedtotal reflects the number of completed absentee ballots returned to Circuit Clerk Offices.

Additional Reminders

  • All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (November 3) and received within five business days of Election Day in order to count.
  • The Resolution Board can process 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.).
  • Our office will not announce unofficial election results.As always, we will only announce and post certified election results submitted to our office by the counties.
  • Counties have ten (10) calendar days from Election Day to file certified results with our office.
    • All certified election results from the 2020 Election Cycle will be postedhereon our website.
  • Counties may announce unofficial totals as the results come in from each precinct on Election Day and as absentee ballots are tallied on Election Night. While these results are generally reliable, it is important to remember any results reported the night of the Election are not considered official, certified election results.

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