Under Mississippi law, you can only lose the right to vote if you are convicted of certain felonies listed in the state Constitution. If you are convicted of felonies other than those listed, you may vote at all times, including while you are incarcerated. If you lose your right to vote, you may regain it only by a two-thirds vote in the state legislature or by a governor's pardon. The felonies for which you lose the right to vote are murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretenses, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, bigamy, and most crimes involving illegally taking property. For more information, contact the Department of Corrections by calling 601-359-5600. You can also visit the Secretary of State's website
or call their elections hotline at 1-800-829-6786.