The Policy and Research Division is the research and development engine of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. The division develops potential legislation, coordinates partnerships and innovative solutions to challenges facing the State, administers the Public Records Request process, and directs the agency’s involvement in the Occupational Licensing Review Commission.  In addition, the division oversees the Tackle the Tape initiative, which sets out to create meaningful change for small businesses and consumers by reducing the number of cumbersome regulations.

Public Records Request

The Secretary of State’s Public Records Request policy is found on page 7 of the Secretary of State’s organization and executive policies and procedures (Title 1, Part 2, Chapter 4: Public Record Procedure).


Leigh Triche Janous

General Counsel

Policy and Research

Ladner Building

401 Mississippi Street

Jackson, Mississippi 39201

P.O. Box 136

Jackson, MS 39205-0136

Phone: 601-359-1621