Voting Population

Eligibility (74.2% eligible to vote)
Mississippi, created as part of the Mississippi Territory, gained statehood in December 1817. The state seceded from the Union during the Civil War and did not participate in the 1864 or 1868 presidential elections. Like many southern states, Mississippi voted almost exclusively with the Democratic Party from Reconstruction through the early 1960s, when civil rights legislation and a Republican tactic called the “Southern Strategy” helped turn the state “red.” Three times since World War II, Mississippi has voted all its electors for third-party candidates, more than any other state. Since 1972, the state has voted Republican, except for 1976 when it supported Jimmy Carter of Georgia. Unlike many other southern states, Mississippi has not experienced great population growth; the 2000 census led to the state being reduced from seven to six electoral votes, the lowest number since 1848. In 2016, Donald Trump easily won the state by 58% to Hillary Clinton's 40%.

Mississippi has 6 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Jackson, MS   •   2020 Population: 2,989,260   •   US Representatives: 4

  Recent Election Results

2016 Presidential (31.6% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (25.4% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2014 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for Mississippi. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Profile Picture
 Cindy Hyde-Smith
U.S. Senator
120 Constitution Avenue Northeast

Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-5054
Roger Wicker Profile Picture
 Roger Wicker
U.S. Senator
2 Constitution Avenue Northeast

Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-6253
Tate Reeves Profile Picture
 Tate Reeves
Governor of Mississippi
550 High St Sillers Building 19th Floor
Jackson, MS 39201
 (601) 359-3150
Delbert Hosemann Profile Picture
 Delbert Hosemann
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi  (601) 359-3200
David McRae Profile Picture
 David McRae
MS State Treasurer  (601) 359-3600
Michael Watson Profile Picture
 Michael Watson
MS Secretary of State
401 Mississippi Street
Jackson, MS 39201
 (601) 359-1350
Mike Chaney Profile Picture
 Mike Chaney
MS State Commissioner of Insurance  (601) 359-3569
Andy Gipson Profile Picture
 Andy Gipson
MS State Commissioner of Agriculture  (601) 359-1100
Shad White Profile Picture
 Shad White
MS State Auditor  (601) 576-2800
Lynn Fitch Profile Picture
 Lynn Fitch
MS State Attorney General  (601) 359-3680

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

Mississippi will cast 6 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

Joseph R. Biden Profile Picture
 Joseph R. Biden
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
Kamala D. Harris Profile Picture
 Kamala D. Harris
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111

 Elected Role Descriptions


The Auditor General is the chief fiscal watchdog of the commonwealth. This person is responsible for using annual audits to ensure that all government money is spent legally and properly.

Lieutenant Governor:

In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.


Typically, the Treasurer's duties include financial management and oversight of the particular department of which he or she manages. A Treasurer may also manage or oversee the financial affairs of the organization, often including tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow.

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