All candidates for public office, and political committees supporting or opposing a candidate or balloted measure, must file campaign finance disclosure reports in accordance with the applicable schedule. Candidates for statewide, state-district, legislative and judicial office, and political committees supporting or opposing those candidates or statewide balloted measures, file campaign finance disclosure reports with the Secretary of State. These reports either may be filed electronically through the Secretary of State’s campaign finance online filing system or by paper, filed with the Secretary of State by mail, email or fax prior to the applicable reporting deadline.
Candidates for countywide and county-district office, and political committees supporting or opposing those candidates or county balloted measures, file campaign finance disclosure reports with the Circuit Clerk. Candidates for municipal office, and political committees supporting or opposing those candidates or municipal ballots measures, file campaign finance disclosure reports with the Municipal Clerk. County and municipal campaign finance disclosure reports may only be filed by paper with the appropriate office on or before the applicable reporting deadline.
All campaign finance disclosure reports, whether filed electronically with the Secretary of State or by paper with the appropriate office must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the applicable deadline. Reports received after 5:00 p.m. will be marked as late and the filer may be subject to the imposition of civil penalties as provided by Mississippi statute.
Lobbyist Registration Reminder
If you have registered as a Lobbyist, 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. Click here to complete the process. If you have any questions please contact Kenneth M. Jones at 1-800-829-6786 or
(601) 359-6353. You can also reach our office by email at Lobbying@sos.ms.gov.
REMINDER: The deadline to file the Annual Report for registered lobyists and thier clients is January 30, 2017.
To file the relevant report, please follow the directions below.
Kimberly P. Turner
Assistant Secretary of State
Located at the Heber Ladner Building
401 Mississippi Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
P. O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136
Elections Hotline: 800-829-6786
Elections Call Center: 601-576-2550