Mississippi elections, 2013

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1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 Elections by State House district and election date
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

Mississippi election information for 2013 is listed below.

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Election Results

2013 elections

Special elections

See also: Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2013.

There are several special elections scheduled for the state of Mississippi in 2013.

Elections by State House district and election date

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State House District 5

Rep. Kelvin Buck (D) was elected Mayor of Holly Springs, MS. A special election was called for November 5, with a runoff on November 26. Winners of the November 5 election, Andre R. DeBerry and John Gary Faulkner, faced off in the November 26 runoff election, and Faulkner won. Candidates had until October 7 to file certified nomination papers. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan.[1][2]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 110

Rep. Billy Broomfield (D) was elected Mayor of Moss Point, MS. A special election has been called for November 5, with a runoff on November 26. Winners of the November 5 election, Jeramey Anderson and Aneice R. Liddell faced off in the November 26 runoff election, and Anderson won. Candidates had until October 7 to file certified nomination papers. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan.[3][4]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 55

Rep. George Flaggs, Jr. (D) was elected Mayor of Vicksburg, MS. A special election was called for November 5. Oscar Denton won the November 5 special election. Candidates had until October 7 to file certified nomination papers. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan.[5][6]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 11

Rep. Joe Gardner (D) died in office on February 4, 2013. A special election to fill the vacancy was held March 26, 2013. As no candidate took more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Anderson Boothe and Lataisha M. Jackson - met in a runoff election on April 16, 2013, which Jackson won. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan.[7][8][9]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 16

Bennie Turner (D) died on November 27, 2012. A special election to fill his District 16 seat in the Mississippi State Senate took place on January 15, 2013. Candidates had until December 17, 2012 to file. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan. Angela Turner Lairy, Bennie Turner's daughter, easily won the seat.[10][11]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 28

Alice Harden (D) died on December 6, 2012. A special election to fill her District 28 seat in the Mississippi State Senate took place on February 5, 2013. Candidates had until January 7 to file. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan. As no candidate took over 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Marshand Crisler and Sollie B. Norwood - met in a runoff on February 26, 2013, which Norwood won.[12][13][14][15][16]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 36

Longtime Rep. David Gibbs (D) died in office on January 13, 2013. A special election to fill the vacancy was March 12, 2013. Candidates had until February 11 to file. As no candidate won 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Karl Gibbs and Eddie Longstreet - met in a runoff election on April 2, 2013. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan.[17][18][19][20]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 59

Kevin McGee (R) resigned his District 59 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives on November 19, 2012, following his criminal prosecution in an ethics case over public contracts that went to his family's company. McGee agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to resolve the case. A special election to fill the vacancy was held on January 8, 2013. Candidates had until December 10, 2012 to file. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan. Brent Powell won more than 51 percent of the vote to take the seat, avoiding a runoff.[21][22][23]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 95

Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R) was found dead on March 24, 2013 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A special election was called for May 28, which Patricia H. Willis won. Candidates had until April 29 to file certified nomination papers with the Secretary of State.[24]

Related: See election results here.

Voting in Mississippi

See also: Voting in Mississippi
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Important voting information

  • Mississippi uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • The deadline for registration is 31 days prior to the election.
  • As of September 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 8 states which allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Contact your local election office to find out when early voting is available in your county.

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 2012 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%.[25]

See also

References

  1. blogs.clarionledger.com, "Bryant sets date for three House special elections," July 22, 2013
  2. sos.ms.gov, "Official candidate list," accessed October 8, 2013
  3. blogs.clarionledger.com, "Bryant sets date for three House special elections," July 22, 2013
  4. sos.ms.gov, "Official candidate list," accessed October 8, 2013
  5. blogs.clarionledger.com, "Bryant sets date for three House special elections," July 22, 2013
  6. sos.ms.gov, "Official candidate list," accessed October 8, 2013
  7. SunHerald.com, "5 on ballot in House District 11 election," March 1, 2013
  8. wjtv.com, "2 in runoff in House District 11 election," March 27, 2013
  9. therepublic.com, "Lataisha Jackson wins House District 11 runoff in Tate, Panola counties," April 17, 2013
  10. The Republic, "Angela Lairy wins special election to Miss. Senate to replace late father Bennie Turner," January 15, 2013
  11. Clarion Ledger, "Special Election Set For Seat Held By The Late-Sen. Bennie Turner," December 6, 2012
  12. Clarion Ledger, "Sollie Norwood Defeats Marshand Crisler In Special Election For State Senate," February 26, 2013
  13. Clarion Ledger, "State Sen. Alice Harden dies at 64," December 6, 2012
  14. Clarion Ledger, "Bryant sets Senate 28 special election," December 18, 2012
  15. Mississippi Secretary of State, " 2013 candidate qualifying list," accessed January 11, 2013
  16. Fox 10tv.com, "Runoff scheduled in Senate District 28," February 6, 2013
  17. The Republic, "Bryant sets March 12 special election for Gibbs' successor in Miss. House, with runoff April 2," January 28, 2013
  18. Clarion Ledger, "Senate D36 candidates qualified," February 13, 2013
  19. SunHerald.com, "2 advance to runoff after House special election," March 12, 2013
  20. therepublic.com, "Karl Gibbs wins runoff in House District 36 to complete later father's term," April 3, 2013
  21. Sun Herald, "Powell wins special election for House District 59," January 8, 2013
  22. The Republic, "Bryant sets special election date for House seat vacated by former Rep. Kevin McGee," November 27, 2012
  23. Sun Herald, "4 running in Miss. House election in Rankin County," December 13, 2012
  24. sunherald.com, "Date changed for special election for Upshaw seat," April 4, 2013
  25. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014