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Mississippi, also called "The Magnolia State," was admitted to the U.S. in 1817. The state was originally named after the Mississippi River. Its capital and largest city is Jackson. The state is one of only five states that elects its state officials in odd numbered years.

Mississippi has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 122 members of the House of Representatives and 52 members of the State Senate.

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2015 elections in Mississippi

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Voting in Mississippi

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External resources for the State of Mississippi

Sample ballot
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Candidate database
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Note: The links above reflect information provided by the state elections authority website as of 9/10/2013. Depending on how many voter services are available, some links may be missing (**). If you would like to nominate a new link for inclusion in the table, send an email to

National politics in Mississippi

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Roger Wicker
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Mississippi 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Thad Cochran
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Mississippi 1978January 3, 2021November 2020Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bennie Thompson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Gregg Harper
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Steven Palazzo
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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Judgepedia presents the State of Mississippi

The structure of the Mississippi judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Mississippi Court of Appeals, the Mississippi Circuit Courts, the Mississippi Chancery Court, the Mississippi county courts, the Mississippi justice courts, the Mississippi youth courts and the Mississippi municipal courts.

The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.



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The Magnolia State
Capital:   Jackson
Motto:   Virtute et armis
Translation:   By valor and arms
Population:   2.97 million
Area of state:   48,430 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1817
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