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2020 Voting and Elections Guide - Fant Library

A 2020 voting guide for patrons of the Fant Library in Columbus, MS

Sample MS Ballot

Sample Mississippi Ballot - Click for full ballot

Use the resources in this guide - information about candidates, referendums, initiatives, and the voting process - to be informed on November 3, 2020, and exercise your right to vote!

Changes to Voting Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the criteria for requesting an absentee ballot has been updated to include a temporary or permanent physical disability, which may include but is not limited to a physician imposed quarantine due to COVID-19. Or, if someone is caring for a dependent that is under a physician imposed quarantine due to COVID-19.

If you meet this new criteria, or any of the other criteria listed below, you can request your absentee ballot today or no later than 5 days before Election Day.

Just be sure to return your voted ballot by the deadline (received by the Absentee Election Manager by 5pm the day before the election) to make sure your ballot is counted. If you have any questions, please contact your Secretary of State.

November 3rd and Other Key Dates


5th - Deadline to register to vote in General Election

31st - In person absentee voting deadline


3rd - Absentee ballot-by-mail deadline

3rd - General Election Day

Thanks to John Sanders at Hinds Community College, who provided a template for this information.