Mississippi’s certified results from the 2020 General Election are now available on the Secretary of State’s website. After all the votes were counted, there were no changes from the initial results and unlike in many states, no disputes of the count.
Data from the Statewide Election Management System (SEMS) showed 1,313,759 legal votes cast for president of the United States, which is roughly 8% higher than the 1,209,357 votes cast in the 2016 presidential election.
Mississippi saw a tremendous increase in absentee voting as well. SEMS reported 239,487 absentee ballots received, which is more than twice the number of absentee ballots received in 2016 (102,915).
Mississippi’s voter turnout for 2020 was around 60.2%, which is below the national average of around 66.7%. National turnout in 2016 was about 60.1%.
“I am incredibly proud of the extraordinary voter turnout this year and the effort our team put in to uphold the integrity of the election process under challenging circumstances,” Secretary of State Michael Watson said I a statement. “Precincts across the state were undoubtedly the safest and cleanest in Mississippi history. I look forward to working with Circuit Clerks, Election Commissioners, legislative leadership and voters across the state to help further strengthen our election process.”
All certified results from the 2020 Election Cycle are available on the Election Results page of our website. For more information about State election laws or other election information, visit Y’all Vote (yallvote.ms) or call the Elections Division at 601-576-2545.