To run for elected office, potential candidates must meet certain qualifications and pay fees specific to their desired position and party. The qualifications and fee amount can be found below.
Each candidate must file their intent to run with the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk. Candidates running for state office must file their intent with the Mississippi Secretary of State.
After filing their intent, candidates running for a party must meet with party officials. Candidates running as independents will meet with the election commissioner. Once receiving approval from either their party officials or the election commissioner, candidates are officially part of the election.