New online finance filing system available in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is launching a new online campaign finance filing system.

The new system lets people search candidates’ campaign funds quicker and easier.

Leaders say the new website is like a Google search.

It outlines money spent, as well as contributions.

You can also compare and search a particular issue and it’s all an effort to be more transparent.

“When you see the distributions on our sheet, those distributors ought to be itemized. It ought not to be like American Express … 20,000 dollars that doesn’t tell you much of anything. So, I do think it ought to be itemized and that’s the way this should work,” said Hosemann.

At this time the system is optional.

Hosemann hopes to have all filings electronic by 2020, but he still has to propose this to legislatures.

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