Filing Deadline: 3/1/2010
Primary Date: 6/1/2010
Filing Fee:

Pay $200 to the appropriate State Party (if partisan) for U.S. Representative

Pay $300 to the appropriate State Party (if partisan) for U.S. Senator

Handbook: Mississippi Elections
2008 Candidate Guide (PDF) (2010 Guide not yet available. Few if any changes anticipated.)
Secretary of State Elections Department:

Elections Hotline: 800-829-6786

Elections Call center: 601-576-2550

Fax: 601-359-5019

Webform for email

Law: Title 23 Chapter 15- MS Election Code

Articles 1, 5, 11, 13, 23, 29, 33


An inhabitant of the state at the time of the election and a qualified elector (registered voter) of the State of Mississippi in the district, county, or county district of the office for which the candidate seeks election.


Federal Offices: Partisan – (1) Qualifying Statement of Intent; (2) Qualifying Fee

Independent – (1) Certified Petition with Signatures; (2) Qualifying Statement of Intent

Party candidates for Federal offices must file their qualifying papers (Statement of Intent and Qualifying Fee) with the appropriate State Party.

Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi (D)

Post Office Box 1583

Jackson, MS 39215

(601) 969-2913 / (f) (601) 354-1599



Also must: Never have been convicted of a crime punishable by confinement in the penitentiary (unless the candidate received a full pardon).

Never have been convicted of a felony in federal court, or a felony in the court of another state, as provided in Section 44 of the Mississippi Constitution.

Qualifying Statements of Intent and other forms are available by contacting the Secretary of State’s office at (601) 576-2550, 1-800-829-6786 or via the website at