Bills To Change Election Laws Advance
Proposals to update some of Mississippi’s Election Laws are advancing in the legislature.
House Bill 373 would authorize online, first-time voter registration for people with a valid Mississippi Driver’s License.
House Bill 1054 would create a group to study a system to restore voting rights for people convicted of nonviolent felonies such as forgery or receiving stolen property.
Under current law, an ex-convict must ask a legislator to sponsor a bill to restore his or her voting rights, and it must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the house and senate.
The bills now move to the senate for further consideration.