Candidates for Secretary of State

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The Mississippi State Constitution refers to the secretary of state of Mississippi as the “keeper of the capitol.” This officer of the executive branch is responsible for publishing documents dealing with the acts of the state legislature, as well as other official documents, including the Mississippi Official and Statistical Register, commonly called the Blue Book. This office is also responsible for ensuring fair, accurate elections throughout the state of Mississippi. The secretary of state also manages some state-owned lands and is responsible for ensuring certain businesses are operating under the law.

The Republican candidates for secretary of state in 2019 are Sam Britton and Michael Watson.

The Democratic candidates for secretary of state are Johnny DuPree and Maryra Hodges Hunt.