Advocates: Put early voting proposal on Mississippi ballo
By LEAH WILLINGHAM
Associated Press/Report for America
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Democratic state lawmaker is leading a group of activists who want to amend the Mississippi Constitution to create a broad system of early, in-person voting.
Rep. Hester Jackson McCray of Horn Lake filed paperwork Thursday to begin an initiative process. But getting the issue on the ballot is can be a long and complicated process. The proposal would allow people to vote at least 10 days before an election at circuit clerk or municipal clerk offices.
Current Mississippi law provides a limited number of reasons for people to vote early by absentee ballot.