GEOFF PENDER: State needs reform leaps and bounds, not baby steps

Hosemann certainly should be commended. But the website is a teeny, tiny baby step in elections reform for a state that needs to make some large leaps and bounds in order to catch up with the 21st century, or in some cases the 20th century.

The Y’all Vote website will allow people who are already registered to vote to — hold on to your seats — change their addresses via a computer if they move. My, what will they think of next — horseless carriages?

Hosemann, bless his heart, had pushed for far more last legislative session, including online voter registration and early voting, among an “omnibus” list of reforms and improvements. But the Mississippi Legislature often likes to study such things for 30 or 40 years before doing anything hasty. Especially with elections or campaign reform.

Clarion Ledger
9/17/16