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Senate kills online registration, early in-person voting

Mississippians won't be able to initially register to vote online or vote early at courthouses after Senate committees killed bills that would have allowed those changes.

House Elections Committee Chairman Bill Denny, R-Jackson, said he's upset that Senate Elections Committee Chairwoman Sally Doty, R- Brookhaven, rejected the bills without seriously considering them.

"We knew that they were dead even before we sent it over there," Denny said.

Doty said House Bill 373 , allowing online, first-time voter registration for people with a valid Mississippi driver's license, wasn't a high priority. She said lawmakers need more time to acclimate to the idea.


Posted March 1, 2017 - 2:10 am

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