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Qualifications & Fees



If you are interested in running for Election Commissioner or District 5 School Board in the 2020 General Election, please refer to the Qualifications and Fees for Mississippi Candidates. The deadline to qualify for Election Commissioner is June 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM in the Circuit Clerk's Office. District 5 School Board qualifying begins August 5, 2020 and the deadline to qualify is September 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM. 


To file, you must present to the Circuit Clerk:


  • Statement of Intent Form
  • Petition Signed by not less than fifty (50) registered voters of the district from which election is sought.
  • No qualifying fee is required. 

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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