Candidate Resources

Qualifications & Fees


The election for the DeSoto County Election Commission is on the 2016 General Election ballot. The qualifying period for the Election Commission starts Monday, January 4, 2016 and the deadline to qualify is 5:00 p.m. Monday June 6, 2016. The Election Commission is not required to file with the Mississippi Ethics Commission after qualifying.

To qualify for Election Commissioner you must present to the Circuit Clerk:


The election for the DeSoto County School Board Districts 1 & 2 will also be on the 2016 General Election Ballot. The qualifying period begins Wednesday, August 10, 2016 with the deadline to qualify being 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016. 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:

  • Statement of Intent
  • Petition containing signatures of 50 qualified electors of the district in which the candidate is running
  • NO 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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