A candidate must file a “Statement of Intent” to be a candidate for judicial office. The deadline is 5:00 PM on the first Friday after the first Monday in May (May 11, 2018) prior to the general election. Miss. Code Ann. §23-15-977.
A candidate must also file an “Affidavit of Judicial Candidate.” In this affidavit, the candidate must agree abide by all laws for election for judicial office. Miss. Code Ann. §23-15-977.1.
These documents and the required fee are filed with the State Board of Election Commissioners, at the Secretary of State’s office.