Sid Salter: Early voting would take state into modern era

The fact is early voting is no panacea for increasing voter turnout just as voter ID was no panacea to eliminating election fraud.

The fact is absentee ballots in Mississippi still present the greatest opportunity for political mischief. Republicans and Democrats alike know this.

With approval from the Mississippi House, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is close to leading to passage some important bipartisan election reforms. The proposed election law changes are extremely worthwhile and in great measure would bring Mississippi elections into the modern era.