Mississippi expands curbside voting, sets absentee ‘cure’
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi is expanding access to curbside voting for people with symptoms of COVID-19.
It’s also setting a new process to let voters correct, or “cure,” minor discrepancies with signatures on absentee ballots.
The changes are being made after voting-rights groups sued the state in federal court. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan signed an order Tuesday that ends the lawsuit.
Plaintiffs got some of the changes they sought, but not all. Election officials must notify a voter about any problem with his or her signature on an absentee ballot, and the voter must be given a chance to correct it.