Mississippi Voting Records online consist of voter registration lists. Indexed collections will be the easiest to search; image-only collections will contain the most information.
In the United States voting rights have always come with limitations. In the 1700s and early 1800s, voting rights were restricted primarily to white men who owned property and some states restricted voting rights even further.
During the 1800s voting rights restrictions were gradually reduced and voters didn’t need to own property and, after 1870, race was not a qualification to vote but some states still restricted voting through poll taxes (a tax paid to vote which affected the less affluent), literacy tests, all-white primaries, and language requirements.
The 1900s saw the greatest expansion of voting rights including:
rights were extended to women (1920)
the Voting Rights Acts to prevent additional prohibitive voting laws (1965)
poll taxes were banned in the U.S. by the Supreme Court (1966)
the right to vote for anyone 18 years old or older (1971)
protection for language minorities (1975)
protection for people with disabilities (1982)
and simplified voter registration (1993).
Voting records may include:
physical description of person
place of birth
citizenship status, if naturalized, date, court
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Mississippi Voting Records online
Mississippi – Voting Registers – Mississippi, Voter Registration, 1876-1967, index links to images, at FS
Carroll County – Voting Registers – Poll Books, (Carroll County, Mississippi); Voter Registration, Ca. 1847-1943, Ca. 1871-1935, at FS
Copiah County – Voting Registers – Mississippi, Copiah County, Voter Registration, 1876-1923, at FS
Copiah County – Voting Registers – Poll Books, 1902-1911, at FS
Hancock County – Voting Registers – Voters’ Registration, Hancock County, Mississippi, 1891-1948, at FS
Harrison County – Voting Registers – Harrison County Voter Registration Records, Ca. 1892-1963, at FS
Hinds County – Voting Registers – Hinds County Voter Registration Poll Books, 1878-1940, at FS
Jackson County – Voting Registers – Mississippi, Jackson County, Voting Registrations, 1891-1967, at FS
Jones County – Voting Registers – Poll Books/voter Registration, 1904-1921, at FS
Lafayette County – Voting Registers – Voter Registration Books and Poll Books, 1867-1906 (Lafayette County, Mississippi), at FS
Lowndes County – Voting Registers – Poll Books (Lowndes County, Mississippi), 1876-1935, at FS
Lowndes County – Voting Registers – Voter Registration Books (Lowndes County, Mississippi), 1876-1961, at FS
Neshoba County – Voting Registers – Voting Registers, 1902, at FS
Oktibbeha County – Voting Registers – Fred Blocker Collection, at FS
Panola County – Voting Registers – Registration of Voters (Panola County, Mississippi), 1891-1903, 1930-1955, at FS