Mississippi Legislature

1998 Regular Session

House Bill 415

[Introduced]

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History of Actions

Background

Title

Description: Early voting; establish.

History of Actions:

101/06/98(H)Referred To Apportionment and Elections
202/03/98(H)Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective date*V/R App. Req.
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
3/5ths vote requiredNo

House Committee:

Principal Author: Dedeaux

Additional Author: Reynolds

Code Sections: A 023-0015-0011, A 023-0015-0363, A 023-0015-0353, A 023-0015-0627, A 023-0015-0713

Title: AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF EARLY VOTING FOR ANY PRIMARY OR GENERAL ELECTION; TO PROVIDE THAT EARLY VOTING WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE BEGINNING THE FIRST TUESDAY AFTER THE FIRST MONDAY IN THE MONTH IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE MONTH IN WHICH THE PRIMARY OR GENERAL ELECTION IS HELD AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE CLOSE OF THE BUSINESS DAY ON THE DAY IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE REGULAR ELECTION DAY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE CIRCUIT CLERK SHALL PROVIDE ONE OR MORE EARLY VOTERS' POLLING PLACES; TO REQUIRE THAT AT LEAST TWO ELECTION MANAGERS BE PROVIDED FOR EACH EARLY VOTERS' POLLING PLACE FOR EACH PRIMARY ELECTION; TO PROVIDE THAT THE ELECTION MANAGERS FOR EARLY VOTERS' POLLING PLACES IN A PRIMARY ELECTION SHALL BE CHOSEN BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF EACH POLITICAL PARTY; TO PROVIDE THAT ANY POLITICAL PARTY OR CANDIDATE ENTITLED TO HAVE POLL WATCHERS AT POLLING PLACE SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAINTAIN ONE POLL WATCHER AT THE EARLY VOTERS' POLLING PLACE; TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS VOTING BY EARLY VOTERS' BALLOT MAY BE CHALLENGED IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER VOTERS ARE CHALLENGED ON ELECTION DAY; TO PROVIDE THAT BALLOT BOXES FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE LOCKED AND SEALED EACH NIGHT WITH A NUMBERED SEAL UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE ELECTION MANAGERS; TO AMEND SECTIONS, 23-15-11, 23-15-353 AND 23-15-363, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY THERETO; TO AMEND SECTION 23-15-627, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DELETE CERTAIN CRITERIA FOR VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT; TO AMEND SECTION 23-15-713, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY THERETO; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 02/03/98 at 18:28.



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