Mississippi Secretary of State Office
AFFIDAVIT BALLOTS AND CHALLENGED BALLOTS
§ 23-15-571. Challenge to voter qualifications.
(1) The following persons shall be designated as authorized challengers and shall be allowed to challenge the
qualifications of any person offering to vote:
(a) Any candidate whose name is on the ballot in the precinct in which the challenge is made;
(b) Any official poll watcher of a candidate whose name is on the ballot in the precinct in which the challenge is
(c) Any official poll watcher of a political party for the precinct in which the challenge is made;
(d) Any qualified elector from the precinct in which the challenge is made; or
(e) Any manager, clerk or poll worker in the polling place where the person whose qualifications are challenged is
offering to vote.
(2) The challenge of any authorized challenger shall be considered and acted upon by the managers of the election.
(3) A person offering to vote may be challenged upon the following grounds:
(a) That he is not a registered voter in the precinct;
(b) That he is not the registered voter under whose name he has applied to vote;
(c) That he has already voted in the election;
(d) That he is not a resident in the precinct where he is registered;
(e) That he has illegally registered to vote;
(f) That he has removed his ballot from the polling place; or
(g) That he is otherwise disqualified by law.
Sources: Laws, 1986, ch. 495, § 181, eff from and after January 1, 1987.