The Secretary of State’s Office, Elections Division has a new fax number;
please send all correspondence to 601-576-2545.
All Municipal candidates are required to file Campaign Finance reports with the Municipal Clerk in the city in which the election is being held, per Miss. Code Ann. § 23-15-805. Campaign Finance forms can be found here.
Municipal Candidates Campaign Finance Reporting Deadlines:
Municipal Primary Candidates Report due:
April 30, 2013 Primary Pre-Election Report (January 1, 2013, through April 27, 2013)
Municipal Primary Runoff Candidates Report due:
May 14, 2013 Primary Pre-Runoff Report (April 28, 2013, through May 11, 2013)
Municipal General Election Candidates Report Due:
May 28, 2013 General Pre-Election Report (Primary Election Winners report April 28, 2013, through May 25, 2013)(Independent Candidates report January 1, 2013, through May 25, 2013)
ALL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS RECEIVED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE AFTER 5:00 PM WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE AND WILL NOT BE MARKED AS RECEIVED UNTIL THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
We encourage all candidates to file their campaign reports as early as possible to avoid a late filing. If mailing your report, please allow sufficient time for delivery, as the date of receipt controls under State law, not the date of mailing.
Please note, the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office has a new fax number for submitting reports. Campaign finance reports submitted via facsimile should be sent to (601) 576-2545.
Statewide candidates, multi-county candidates, and all legislative candidates, including those in single county districts, and all political committees required to be registered with the Secretary of State’s Office must file reports with the Secretary of State’s Office.
All campaign finance deadlines are posted on the Secretary of State’s office at www.sos.ms.gov/elections. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Robertson, Campaign Finance and Lobbying Officer, at (601) 359-1358 or Jennifer.Robertson@sos.ms.gov.
Candidates running for public office are required to submit campaign finance reports showing contributions to their campaigns and expenditures made by their campaigns. Also, lobbyists must report expenditures made to influence the political process in Mississippi. Both of these groups will soon be able to file their reports with our office electronically.
Lobbyist Registration Reminder
If you have registered as a Lobbyist since the online filing system went live December 15, 2010, please remember in order for the process to be complete, your registration must be verified by your clients. Any registration not verified within ten (10) days of the date you filed will be automatically canceled. You will then be required to re-file and submit an additional filing fee.
Please take a moment to check with your clients to ensure that they have verified your registration. The client must log on to the client portal and accept the registration in order to be in compliance. Please visit http://www.sos.ms.gov/elec/portal/msel/portal.aspx to complete the process. If you have any questions please contact Kenneth Jones at 1-800-829-6786 or (601) 359-6353.
If you have any questions regarding campaign finance or lobbying, please email us at either our campaign finance e-mail address or our lobbying e-mail address, or you may contact us by phone at 1-800-829-6786.
Search Campaign Finance Reports (filed after 12/31/2009)
Search Campaign Finance Reports (filed between 12/31/2008 and 12/31/2009)
Search Campaign Finance Reports (filed prior to 12/31/2008)
Lobbying Compensation Report
2010 Initiative Monthly Report
Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting Forms
Lobbyist Registration/Reporting Forms