Monday, January 30, 2023

Qualifying Deadline for 2023 Election

JACKSON, Miss – Candidates should be reminded of the upcoming qualifying deadline of February 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. 

The 2023 Election includes statewide offices, state district offices, county offices, and county district offices. 

Candidates may access the Secretary of State's official 2023 Candidate Qualifying Guide which provides essential information for those seeking elected office. They should familiarize themselves with the legal qualifications required to seek and hold office, as well as the qualifying procedures. 

The deadline for 2022 annual campaign finance reports is January 31, 2023. All candidates for statewide and state districts are required to file their reports with the Secretary of State’s Office. Candidates may click here to access the campaign finance login. The public may view filed reports here.

For all offices on the ballot this year, visit the Elections Chart on the Secretary of State's website.

For a list of candidates who have already qualified, visit the 2023 Candidate Qualifying List.

The 2023 Elections dates are scheduled for:

  • Primary Election Day - Tuesday, August 8, 2023Primary Runoff Election Day - Tuesday, August 29, 2023
  • General/Special Election Day - Tuesday, November 7, 2023

For elections questions, call the Elections Division at (800) 829-6786 or email