Mississippi state legislative districts

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There are a total of 174 seats in the Mississippi State Legislature. All 52 seats of the Mississippi State Senate and all 122 seats of the Mississippi House of Representatives are up for election every four years. Elections for the Mississippi State Legislature occur in odd-numbered years.

Chambers

Senate

The Mississippi Senate is the upper house of the Mississippi Legislature. Each member represents an average of 57,063 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 54,705 residents.[2] There are 52 senators, each serving a district indicated by number. Senators serve four-year terms, without term limits.

House

The Mississippi House of Representatives is the lower house of the Mississippi State Legislature. 122 members serve in the House and are elected to four-year terms every four odd-numbered years. Each member represents an average of 24,322 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 23,316 residents.[4]

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Qualifications

In order to run for the Mississippi State Senate, a candidate must:[5]

  • Be 25 years of age or older.
  • Be a qualified elector and resident of the State of Mississippi for four years.
  • Be a resident of the county or district a candidate plans to represent for two years.
  • If running as a Republican or Democrat, pay a $15 filing fee to the State Executive Committee of the party with which the candidate is affiliated.
  • If running as an independent, submit 50 signatures to the Circuit Clerk or the Secretary of State.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the senate, a special election is required to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for an election no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. After the Governor sets the election date, the counties conducting the election must give no less than 45 days public notice. All qualifying deadlines are 30 days before the election.[6]

No special election is held if the vacancy happens after June 1st in an election year.[7]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Mississippi State Senate.

Qualifications

In order to run for the Mississippi House of Representatives, a candidate must:[8]

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Be a qualified elector and resident of the State of Mississippi for four years.
  • Be a resident of the county or district a candidate plans to represent for two years.
  • If running as a Republican or Democrat, pay a $15 filing fee to the State Executive Committee of the party with which the candidate is affiliated.
  • If running as an independent, submit 50 signatures to the Circuit Clerk or the Secretary of State.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
NevadaMassachusettsColoradoNew MexicoWyomingArizonaMontanaCaliforniaOregonWashingtonIdahoTexasOklahomaKansasNebraskaSouth DakotaNorth DakotaMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaSouth CarolinaIllinoisWisconsinTennesseeNorth CarolinaIndianaOhioKentuckyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew YorkVermontVermontNew HampshireMaineWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandMarylandConnecticutConnecticutDelawareDelawareRhode IslandRhode IslandMassachusettsNew HampshireMichiganMichiganAlaskaVacancy fulfillment map.png

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election is required to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for an election no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. After the Governor sets the election date, the counties conducting the election must give no less than 45 days public notice. All qualifying deadlines are 30 days before the election.[9]

No special election is held if the vacancy happens after June 1st in an election year.[10]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

See also

External links

References