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The Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC), formed more than 30 years ago, is a nonprofit association compromised of individuals, trade associations and companies who unite to protect and advance free enterprise through research, education, and member action.

2014 Legislative Report Card

Find out how Mississippi's legislators voted on business, jobs, and economic growth issues during
the 2014 legislative session.

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Special Elections

Nine legislative special elections were held in 2013. You can find more information on those elections, and the candidates, in the report below.

Details on 2013 Special Elections

SCOTUS Decision On Voting Rights Act

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional in Shelby County v. Holder. Previously, Mississippi had been one of several states that required Justice Department approval before making any changes related to voting or elections.

After the ruling, the state began to move forward on the implementation of the voter identification legislation which had been temporarily halted by the Justice Department.

 
Jan. 1, 2014- Qualifying Begins: First day on which Judicial Candidates and Candidates for United State Senate or House of Representatives may qualify.
Jan. 30- Campaign Finance: Lobbying: 2013 Annual Reports Due at 5 p.m
Jan. 31- Campaign Finance: Annual Report for all political candidates/ committees
Jan. 31- Campaign Finance: Year-End 2013 report due for Congressional candidates.
June 3- Primary Election: Primary election for United States Senate and House of Representatives.
June 24- Primary Election Runoff: Primary election runoff for United States Senate and House of Representatives (if necessary).
Nov. 4- General Election: General election for Judicial races and United State Senate and House of Representatives.