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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Mississippi
Governor:1(Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Census:2,852,927 (1.01% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:6(1.12% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
2010 Census:2,978,240 (0.96% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Jackson
 

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States Alphabetically    Current Mississippi Statewide Office Holders


Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Mississippi
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 7 April 1798. 1 Stat. 549: previously, land ceded to the United States by the State of Georgia
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 10 December 1817 by a Joint Resolution of Congress (3 Stat. 472)
  The 20th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: SOUTH
 Region: Lower ["Deep"] South
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 1 March 1817 [3 Stat. 348: authorizing formation of a State government and Admission thereafter]
 
1st (1817-1832) [Adopted: 15 August 1817 Convention convened, 7 July 1817, Ratified: 2 September 1817]
2nd (1832-1868) [Adopted: 26 October 1832 Convention convened, 10 September 1832, Ratified: 4 December 1832]
3rd (1868-1890) [Adopted: 15 May 1868 Convention convened, 7 January 1868, Ratified: 1 December 1868 ratified by a vote of 105,223 to 954 upon resubmission after this Constitution had originally been rejected by the People, 28 June 1868, by a vote of 63,860 against to 56,231 for]
4th (1890-) [Adopted: 1 November 1890 Convention convened, 12 August 1890, Ratified: 1 November 1890 not submitted to the People: this action was challenged in the case of Sproule v. Fredericks but was upheld by the Mississippi Supreme Court [69 Miss. 898 (11 So. 472)]]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected separately from GOVERNOR]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Auditor of Public Accounts: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019
  Commissioner of Insurance: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  LEGISLATURE
 
Upper House
  Senate
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Appeals
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  County [Type: Strong, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   beat [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
   

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Mississippi Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  Federal: Tuesday next after first Monday in November in even-numbered years.
State: Tuesday next after first Monday in November in odd-numbered years. (Mississippi Constitution 1890)
Presidential Primary   All States
  A presidential preference primary may be held on the second Tuesday in March of each year in which a President of the United States is to be elected. (Mississippi Code Ann. 23-15-1081.)
State Primary   All States
  For local and state elections:
The first primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of August preceding any regular or general election; and the second primary shall be held three (3) weeks thereafter. Any candidate who receives the highest popular vote cast for the office which he seeks in the first primary shall thereby become the nominee of the party for such office; provided also it be a majority of all the votes cast for that office. If no candidate receive such majority of popular votes in the first primary, then the two (2) candidates who receive the highest popular vote for such office shall have their names submitted as such candidates to a second primary, and the candidate who leads in such second primary shall be nominated to the office. When there is a tie in the first primary of those receiving next highest vote, these two (2) and the one (1) receiving the highest vote, none having received a majority, shall go into the second primary, and whoever leads in such second primary shall be entitled to the nomination. (Mississippi Code Ann. 23-15-191)
For Federal elections:
... the first primary election for Congressmen shall be held on the first Tuesday in June of the years in which congressmen are elected, and the second primary, when one is necessary, shall be held three (3) weeks thereafter. Each year in which a presidential election is held, the congressional primary shall be held as provided in Section 23-15-1081 (second Tuesday in March -Ed). (Mississippi Code Ann. 23-15-1031)
... Any candidate who receives the highest popular vote cast for the office which he seeks in the first primary shall thereby become the nominee of the party for such office; provided also it be a majority of all the votes cast for that office. If no candidate receive such majority of popular votes in the first primary, then the two (2) candidates who receive the highest popular vote for such office shall have their names submitted as such candidates to a second primary, and the candidate who leads in such second primary shall be nominated to the office. When there is a tie in the first primary of those receiving next highest vote, these two (2) and the one (1) receiving the highest vote, none having received a majority, shall go into the second primary, and whoever leads in such second primary shall be entitled to the nomination. (Mississippi Code Ann. 23-15-191)
... when a political party elects to conduct a presidential preference primary, the first primary election for congressmen, and senators, if senators are to be elected, shall be held on the second Tuesday in March, and the second primary, when one is necessary, shall be held three (3) weeks thereafter ... (Mississippi Code Ann. 23-15-1083)
Polling times   All States
  (1972--) At all elections, the polls shall be opened at seven o'clock in the morning and be kept open until seven o'clock in the evening and no longer. [Mississippi Code Ann. 23-15-541 (1972); Mississippi Const.1890, 102]


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Election Authority
  Mississippi Secretary of State
Legislature    All States
  Mississippi House of Representatives
  Mississippi State Legislature
  Mississippi State Senate
Democratic
  Mississippi Democratic Party
  Mississippi Democratic Party (appears to be an older website)
Republican
  Mississippi Republican Party
Third Party
  Green Party of Mississippi
  Justice Party of Mississippi
  Libertarian Party of Mississippi
  Mississippi Right to Life
  The Constitution Party of Mississippi
  The Unity Party of Mississippi
Media & others
  djournal.com - Journal Publishing - Tupelo
  Jackson Free Press
  Madison County Journal - Ridgeland
  Magnolia Report
  Mississippi Business Journal
  NewsLink.org - Mississippi
  Picayune Item
  Politics1.com - Mississippi
  The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson
  The Democrat - Senatobia
  The Fayette Chronicle
  The Jackson Advocate - Jackson
  The Natchez Democrat
  The Neshoba Democrat - Philadelphia
  The Sun-Herald - Biloxi
  The Vicksburg Post
  WAPT TV - ABC - Jackson
  WCBI TV - CBS - Columbus
  WJTV TV - CBS - Jackson
  WLBT TV - NBC - Jackson
  WLOX TV - ABC - Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
  WTOK TV - ABC - Meridian
  Y'all Politics
 
 


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