How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Mississippi

Register By

February 10 (Monday)

Primary On

March 10 (Tuesday)

Mississippi Primary: March 10, 2020

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Mississippi Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Mississippi has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Mississippi does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Get registered to vote now!

You must be registered by Mon, February 10 (17 days away).

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 7:00AM – 7:00PM,
https://www.sos.ms.gov/PollingPlace/Pages/default.aspx

Check out the official Mississippi Voter Guide here: https://www.sos.ms.gov/elections-voting/documents/voterinformationguide.pdf

If you have more questions call the official Mississippi Elections Voter Hotline at: 1 (800) 829-6786

Absentee Ballots may be requested 1/1/20

Id Requirement

All Mississippians voting at the polls are required to show a photo ID card. Individuals voting in person by absentee ballot in person in the Circuit Clerk’s office are also required to show a photo ID.

More info here: http://msvoterid.ms.gov/

Voter Workplace Protection

No specific laws regarding time off to vote, an employer can’t increase or decrease a worker’s pay based on whom they vote for.

Only 17?

You may still vote in Mississippi's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Mississippi

Mississippi has 41 delegates 

  • 23 district
  • 8 at large
  • 5 Pledged PLEOs
  • 5 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Rep.Bennie G. Thompson, Rae Shawn Davis, Will Colom, Vicki R. Slater, Bobby Moak

Important dates:

Precinct Meetings: February 15, 2020

Primary: March 10, 2020

County Conventions: March 14, 2020

Filing Deadline to become a District Delegate: March 27, 2020

Congressional District Conventions: April 4 – April 25, 2020:

First Congressional District-Saturday, April 4, 2020

Second Congressional District-Saturday, April 11, 2020

Third Congressional District-Saturday, April 18, 2020

Fourth Congressional District-Saturday, April 25, 2020

Filing Deadline to become a PLEO Delegate: May 8, 2020

Filing Deadline to become an At Large Delegate: May 15, 2020

State Convention: May 23, 2020

Meeting to select Standing Committee Members: May 30, 2020 at 10 am

Mississippi Delegate Section Plan

District Delegates (23) District level Alternates (3)

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote at the February 15, 2020 Precinct Meetings to elect delegates for the March 14th county convention. All Democratic voters from the precinct are eligible to attend. No candidate preference is declared at the caucus.
  • At the March 14, 2020 County Conventions at 10:00 am. The county conventions delegates elect delegates to the Congressional District Conventions. No candidate preference is declared at the convention.
  • File a Statement of Candidacy and a Pledge of Support for Bernie by May 27, 2020 with the Mississippi Democratic Party, 811 East River Place, Jackson, MS 39205. You do not have to be elected at the precinct or county conventions.
  • At the April 4 – April 25, 2020 Congressional District Conventions at 10:00 AM: 4 April (CD 1), 11 April (CD 2), 18 April (CD 3), and 25 April (CD 4) Congressional District Delegates elects the National District Delegate from the candidates who filed by May 27, 2020.

At Large Delegates (8) 

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File a Statement of Candidacy and a Pledge of Support for Bernie by May 15, 2020 with the Mississippi Democratic Party, 811 East River Place, Jackson, MS 39205.
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of Mississippi’s National Convention Delegates at the May 23, 2020 State Convention in Jackson.

PLEO Delegates (5)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File a Statement of Candidacy and a Pledge of Support for Bernie by May 8, 2020 with the Mississippi Democratic Party, 811 East River Place, Jackson, MS 39205.
  •  PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Mississippi’s National Convention Delegates at 12:00 pm on May 23, 2020 in Jackson at the State Convention.

Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of the Mississippi National Convention Delegates at 10 am on May 30, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on May 30, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Mississippi Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Mississippi you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/MississippiForSanders

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