U.S. Representative (MS-2)

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2020 - Jan 10, 2020


There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Ask the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office where to obtain the required candidacy paperwork including petition requirements. Independent candidates in Mississippi will not need to pay a filing fee, but they must collect 200 signatures of voters from within the district that they intend to run. ***The list of signatures must be certified by the Circuit Clerk’s Office of the county from where the signatures were gathered.*** 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required amount of signatures to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016. NOTE: The qualifying date is an actual receipt deadline and cannot be extended under any circumstance. Each candidate must obtain the certification of the signatures from the Circuit Clerk’s Office of the county from where the signatures were collected prior to submitting his qualifying papers to the appropriate office. Independent candidates should budget sufficient time to ensure the certification of the signatures prior to the date the qualifying papers are to be submitted to the appropriate office by the qualifying deadline. Receiving offices will not accept qualifying papers unless the required number of signatures has been certified by the Circuit Clerk’s Office of the respective counties from which the signatures were collected. Qualifying forms for independent candidates are available from your Circuit Clerk’s Office, the Secretary of State’s Office or online at http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Pages/CandidateQualifying-Forms.aspx

Submit application to:
Mississippi Secretary of State , 401 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS, 39201, US