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Election 2013 Calendar

Important Dates for the 2013 Election Season

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
7:00 am-7:00 pm
  GENERAL ELECTION. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. for voting in the General Election. (102 MS Const. of 1890).

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Friday, November 16, 2012
 
  Results & Returns. Deadline for County Election Commissions declare results of the General Election and deliver certificates of elections to those elected (MS Code Ann. 23-15-601) and to transmit to the Secretary of State their counties' General Election returns. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-603)

NOTE: No candidate shall be certified as elected unless all required campaign finance reports have been filed. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-811)

Saturday, November 17, 2012
12:00 pm
  Absentee Voting. for the Run-off Election, if necessary. Circuit Clerks' Offices must remain open until noon. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-653)
Sunday, November 18, 2012
 
  Campaign Finance. All run-off candidates must report any contributions of more than $200.00 received between the tenth day and 48 hours before 12:01 a.m. of election day by filing a "Forty-Eight Hour Report" as designated in MS Code Ann. 23-15-805 within 48 hours of receipt of the contribution. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-807(f)(i)(ii))
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
5:00 pm
  Campaign Finance. Pre-Runoff Reports due for all Political Committees and all Run-off candidates. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-807(b)(i))
Saturday, November 24, 2012
12:00 pm
  Absentee Voting Deadline. Last day to vote by absentee ballot for the Run-off Election. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-715) Circuit Clerks' offices must remain open until noon. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-653)
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
7:00 am-7:00 pm
  RUN-OFF ELECTION. for any special election or other office requiring a majority vote to be elected, if required. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-833, 37-7-227, 23-15-849)
Monday, December 3, 2012
 
  Qualifying Begins. Qualifying Period Begins for Special Separate Municipal School District Trustee Grenada, Louisville, Tishomingo & Natchez/Adams) ( 37-7-711, Miss. Code Ann.)
Thursday, December 6, 2012
 
  Election Returns. By this date, the Secretary of State's office declares officials duly elected in the November 6th General Election. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-605)
Saturday, December 15, 2012
 
  Vote Report. Deadline for County Election Commission and party executive committees to provide Secretary of State's Office with the Residual Vote Report. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-613)
Monday, December 17, 2012
 
  Meeting of Electors. Electors meet at the seat of government to give their votes for President and Vice-President of the United States (MS Code Ann. 23-15-789)
Thursday, December 27, 2012
 
  Election Returns. By this date, the Secretary of State's office declares officials duly elected in the November 27th General Election Run-off, if required. (MS Code Ann. 23-15-605)
Monday, December 31, 2012
5:00 pm
  Qualifying Deadline. Special Separate Municipal School District Trustee, Warren/Vicksburg only ( 37-7-711, Miss. Code Ann.)
Thursday, January 10, 2013
5:00 pm
  Campaign Finance. Periodic report (October 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012) due for judicial candidates and judicial committees only. (Miss. Code Ann. 23-15-807(b)(ii))
Monday, January 21, 2013
5:00 pm
  Qualifying Deadline. Municipal Separate School District Trustee ( 37-7-211, Miss. Code Ann.)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
5:00 pm
  Lobbying Reports. Lobbyist's 2012 Annual Report (FORM A) and Lobbyist's Client Annual Report (FORM C) (Fines begin Saturday, February 9, 2013)
Thursday, January 31, 2013
5:00 pm
  Campaign Finance. Annual report (January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012) due for all candidates and all political committees that made political expenditures in Mississippi during the 2012 election period. (Miss. Code Ann. 23-15-807)
Thursday, January 31, 2013
5:00 pm
  Qualifying Deadline. Special Separate Municipal School District Trustee (Grenada, Louisville, Tishomingo & Natchez/Adams) ( 37-7-711, Miss. Code Ann.).
Monday, February 25, 2013
5:00 pm
  Lobbying Reports. Lobbyist's 2013 Mid-Session Legislative Session Report (FORM E) (Fines begin Thursday, March 7, 2013).
Saturday, March 2, 2013
 
  ELECTION DAY. Municipal Separate School District Trustee ( 37-7-215, Miss. Code Ann.)
Friday, March 8, 2013
5:00 pm
  Qualifying Deadline. Deadline to file qualifying fee and statement of intent (or petition, if qualifying as an independent candidate) with the Municipal Clerk. (Miss. Code Ann. 23-15-309(1) and 23-15-361(1))
Saturday, March 16, 2013
 
  RUN-OFF ELECTION, if required. Municipal Separate School District Trustee ( 37-7-215, Miss. Code Ann.)
Friday, March 22, 2013
 
  Absentee Ballots. Municipalities which conduct party primaries have absentee ballots for the primary available on and after March 22nd. Absentee ballots for the general election in such municipalities must be prepared as soon as possible after party nominees are determined, but not before May 7th. (Miss. Code Ann. 23-15-715(a))
Friday, March 22, 2013
 
  Economic Interest Statement. File with Mississippi Ethics Commission (Miss. Code Ann. 25-4-29) Non-incumbents must file within 15 days after qualifying.
Monday, April 1, 2013-Friday, April 5, 2013
8:00 am-7:00 pm (including noon hour)
  Voter Registration. Municipal Clerk's offices may remain open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day from April 1st until April 5th for voter registration. (Miss. Code Ann. 23-15-37(2))