Mississippi Lawyer and Attorney for Election Disputes and Election Contests
An election involves the exercise of choice. It is the right of every voter to be free to vote for the candidate of his choice in a free and fair election. The candidates have a right to expect that every election will be conducted openly, honestly and in a manner that will engender the respect of the public for the outcome. Election disputes or election contests can involve a number of issues. Among them are:
- Qualifications in residency of the candidate
- Qualifications in residency of the voter
- Voting irregularities
- Vote counting irregularities
- Ballot or voting machine irregularities
- Improper campaign tactics
Challenges in elections can be made at the primary election level or the general election level. Primaries are designed to allow voters of a particular political party to choose a nominee of that party. General elections are where the party nominees and any independent candidates meet and the winner will occupy the office.
Mississippi election laws are contained in a voluminous Election Code. This code sets forth rules and regulations for all aspects of elections, including candidate qualification all the way through general election day. Procedures for contesting all aspects of an election are contained in the Code. The Code provides fairly short and strict deadlines for challenges. At the Law Offices of John R. Reeves, P.C., we have successfully handled election disputes from the trial level to the supreme court level. There is nothing more basic and fundamental to the American way of life than elections. The Law Offices of John R. Reeves, P.C. takes all election matters very seriously and our experience in these matters can help guide you to a decision whether to raise a challenge, to file the challenge and proceed with it through the court system, all the way to an appeal if necessary, or to defend you if you are the recipient of a challenge.
Please contact us to arrange for a confidential consultation with Mississippi Lawyer and Attorney for Election Disputes and Election Contests.