VRM in the States: Mississippi

Mississippi currently has electronic registration at DMVs and electronic pollbooks.

April 11, 2018

Advances in Voter Registration Modernization

  • Electronic Voter Registration: Mississippi launched electronic voter registration at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) – which serves as the state’s driver’s licensing agency – in 2006. Individuals submit information on paper and clerks input responses electronically. Registrants then sign an electronic pad to create a digital signature, and voter registration information is transferred nightly to election officials.
  • Electronic Pollbooks: Mississippi authorizes the use of e-pollbooks at the county level.

Gains from Voter Registration Modernization in Mississippi  

  • During an April 2013 interview with Brennan Center staff, Mississippi election officials reported that electronic voter registration has lowered printing costs for DPS and reduced errors in individuals’ registration records.