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Qualifications & Fees


The election for the DeSoto County School Board Districts 3 &4 is on the 2018 General Election ballot. The qualifying period for the School Board starts Wednesday, August 8, 2018 and the deadline to qualify is 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018. Once you have qualified with the Circuit Clerk you MUST file a Statement of Economic Interest online with the Mississippi Ethics Commission within 15 days of qualifying.


To qualify for School Board you must present to the Circuit Clerk:



A Special Election for the DeSoto County Coroner will also be on the 2018 General Election Ballot. The deadline to qualify is 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018. Once you have qualified with the Circuit Clerk you MUST file a Statement of Economic Interest online with the Mississippi Ethics Commission within 15 days of qualifying.

To qualify for Coroner you must present to the Circuit Clerk:



  • Statement of Intent
  • Petition containing signatures of 50 qualified electors of the district in which the candidate is running
  • $100 filing fee

Campaign Finance Forms 

Other Qualifying Tools


Any other questions about becoming a candidate in a DeSoto County election can be directed to the Voter Registration Office at (662) 469-8350.

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