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Qualifications & Fees

If you are interested in running for School Board Districts 1 or 2 in the November 8, 2022 General Election, please refer to the Qualifications and Fees for Mississippi Candidates (PDF).  Candidates for School Board can begin qualifying August 10, 2022 in the Circuit Clerk's Office. The deadline to qualify is September 9, 2022 at 5 pm. 

School Board Qualifications: A candidate shall be a qualified elector of the district in which election is sought, and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Must be a resident of the county district in which he/she seeks election for two (2) years preceding the day of election. Miss. Const. of 1890, Art. VI, §171 and Art. XII, §250. Miss. Code §§§37-5-1, 37-7-306,23-15-300. 

All candidates file a Statement of Intent and petition containing the signatures of not less than 50 qualified electors of the district with the Circuit Clerk.  No qualifying fee is paid.

Statement of Intent Form for School Board Candidates (PDF)

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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