EARLY VOTING, ONLINE REGISTRATION COULD BECOME REALITY IN MISSISSIPPI

Mississippians could soon see some changes in the way they vote.

A report released by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office outlines a number of recommendations to change Mississippi’s election laws. The report is the end product of a series of meetings held last summer by a 52 member panel organized to review how Mississippian’s vote, and ways to improve the process. Hosemann says “for a couple of years we have been discussing amendments to the election code [that] really is a mismatch over a period of years has been added onto and subtracted and they are contradicting provisions in there,” says Hosemann. “There are just a lot of things that I have wanted to address.”

Among the committees top recommendations are online voter registration and early voting two weeks before Election Day. Bill Denny is the Chair of the House Committee on Apportionment and Elections. He says there is a lot of bipartisan support for the proposals, but the logistics of the recommendations need to be studied.

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1/23/15