Mississippi Democratic Party
The Party of Progress

Important Information for County Chairs

Secretary of State announces

Mandatory Training Schedule

Election training sessions set

The Secretary of State’s Office will conduct mandatory County Party Executive Committee Certification Training from the beginning of February through the middle of March, with the final session being held on March 14, 2018.  One session will be held in each Congressional District in the state.

Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. Section 23-15-211, Party Executive Committee Chairs, or their designee, shall be required to attend one Certification Training Session per year. No other Party Executive Committee certification training sessions will be offered this upcoming calendar year beyond the date of March 14, 2018. The training will cover the election process and law applicable to the Primary Elections. Each participant will receive a certificate from the Secretary of State indicating that the named participant received his/her certification training.

Attached you will find a pre-registration form for the Party Executive Committee Certification Training sessions.  Pre-registration is required. Please register by completing the enclosed form and returning the same on or before the registration deadline by e-mail, fax, or mail to:

Mary Beth Samsel, Elections Training Coordinator,  MS Secretary of State’s Office, 401 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39201, Mary.Samsel@sos.ms.gov, phone: 601-359-6687, fax: 601-576-2545

The training materials can be found at the following link on our website:


Each attendee must bring a copy of these materials to training.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Mary Beth Samsel, Elections Training Coordinator, at (601) 359-6687 or Kim Turner, Assistant Secretary of State for Elections, at (601) 359-5137. .

Y'all Come!

Coming Events this week:

  • Pearl River Democrats has Women's Empowerment meeting on Jan. 20

For a quick look and details, click the date on the interactive calendar

From our Chair

Kudos to Cochran for Standing Up 

Bobby Moak

Yesterday, we asked for Senator Cochran's position on the accusations against Roy Moore. This morning we read his response joining 13 other Republican senators calling for Moore to drop out of the race.

Guest Views

Thank You, Mr. Lewis

David Rushing, Web Editor

On October 4, Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta delivered a powerful speech decrying Congressional inaction to consider reasonable gun violence in the aftermath of the Las Vegas horror.

Mr. Lewis, a living legend and a powerful and wise voice steeped in personal struggle, knows better than most that of which he speaks. Though Mr. Lewis represents a Georgia district, he speaks for us all. Thank you again, Mr. Lewis.

Read a transcript of his speech here.

Emerge America Coming to Mississippi

At Saturday's meeting of the Mississippi Association of Democratic County Chairs,Vicki Slater, our National Committeewoman, detailed plans to found a Mississippi Chapter of Emerge America, a national program designed to encourage, support and train women to run for office as Democrats. This is an exciting program that promises to be effective and will be a boon to our party efforts in Mississippi. Please visit the national site at the link below and feel free to contact Vicki on the local effort.

Come on in

The Grass Roots

This is where it all begins and all else follows. They are the engine of the party. Our ranks are open to everyone. Learn about your local Democratic party, how you can help and how you can join.


Young Dems in action

As goes our youth, so goes our future. The Mississippi Democratic party is committed to identifying, encouraging and supporting youth involvement at all levels. Join them in their most important work.

Our County Leadership

Mississippi Democrats have a long, strong tradition of dedicated local leadership. Committed, diverse and with roots deep in their communities, county committees form the backbone of our party.


Women at work

We all know that women do all the work that really counts and that's especially true in the Democratic Party. The Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women is essential to or commitment to maintaining and advancing women's rights as well as those of every one.

Our state leadership

We elect these women and men starting at the grass roots level to be our out-front torch bearers. Composed of working people, retirees and professionals, our leadership is direct evidence  of the dynamic diversity of our party.

The Yellow Dogs

These life-long,  committed, Democrats stick with us even if the levees break. They fill the sand bags and tote them to the crevasse not only by generous donations but by reliable and invaluable volunteerism. They and other affiliate groups help us keep the furrows straight.