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Mississippi elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Elections by type
2 Voting in Mississippi
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Mississippi

The state of Mississippi will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Mississippi
Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates March 1, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for general election candidates May 9, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 25, 2014
Primary election date June 3, 2014
Primary runoff election June 24, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 5, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
General runoff election November 25, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Mississippi in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Unscheduled electiond
State Senate Unscheduled electiond
State House Unscheduled electiond
Statewide ballot measures (1 measure) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Mississippi
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1.2 Candidates
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U.S. Senate elections in Mississippi

See also: United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Mississippi will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 1, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Mississippi is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 25, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014.[2]

See also: Mississippi elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Thad Cochran (R). Cochran was first elected in 1978.

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The primary battle between state Senator Chris McDaniel and incumbent Thad Cochran was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014. Shortly after McDaniel announced his candidacy, The Club for Growth, SCF, FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Express and the Madison Project all announced support.[3]

Primary vulnerability

Cochran was named by National Journal as one of the top five incumbent senators at risk of losing his or her primary election. Four of the five most vulnerable senators are Republican.[4]

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 1, 2014.

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Mississippi
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Mississippi

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Mississippi will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect four candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's four congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 1, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Mississippi is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 25, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014.[2]

See also: Mississippi elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds three of the four congressional seats from Mississippi.

Members of the U.S. House from Mississippi -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 3 Pending
Total 4 4

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the four congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Alan Nunnelee Ends.png Republican 1
Bennie Thompson Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Gregg Harper Ends.png Republican 3
Steven Palazzo Ends.png Republican 4

List of candidates by district


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 1, 2014.

1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District


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Statewide ballot measure elections in Mississippi

See also: Mississippi 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

One ballot measure has been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Mississippi.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Establishes the right to hunt, fish and harvest game animals

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School board elections in Mississippi

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Mississippi school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 668 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,137 seats. These elections will take place in 39 states.


State elections


A total of five Mississippi school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature eight seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections on November 4, 2014. The districts listed below served 85,743 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[8]

2014 Mississippi School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
DeSoto County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 31,916
Harrison County School District 11/4/2014 2 5 13,828
Lamar County School District 11/4/2014 3 9 9,251
Madison County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 11,811
Rankin County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 18,937



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Voting in Mississippi

See also: Voting in Mississippi

Important voting information

  • Mississippi is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election.[1]
  • As of April 2014, Mississippi is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Mississippi, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Mississippi is one of seven states that does not allow early voting.[9]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Mississippi ranked 51st out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2010 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Mississippi received an overall score of 37%.[10]

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