All candidates for public office in Mississippi must file campaign finance reports. Municipal candidates file these reports with their municipal clerk. County candidates file these reports with the circuit clerk in their county and all other candidates file these reports with the Secretary of State. Once a candidate files to run for office, he/she is responsible for all campaign finance reports until that candidate files a termination report, even if the candidate loses his/ her bid for election. Candidates who file a late report are subject to fines. If you have any questions regarding campaign finance you may reference our Campaign Finance Handbook, or you can contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 1-800-829-6786
The Secretary of State’s Office is now accepting electronic payment of election fines and fees by credit or debit cards. Please click here to pay online.
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.
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.
2015 LOBBYIST/CLIENT ANNUAL REPORT
REMINDER: If you were a registered lobbyist or lobbyist client in 2015, the
deadline to complete your 2015 Annual Report was Saturday, January 30, 2016. To
complete the Annual Report, click
here and log on to your account. (Please remember your email address is
your user name. In the event you forgot your password, click “Forgot
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