Home » NEWS » Economic Development » House bill would clarify who can vote in primary runoffs

House bill would clarify who can vote in primary runoffs

Chris McDaniel

Chris McDaniel

JACKSON — A bill clarifying who can vote in party primary runoffs is moving forward.

The House Thursday passed House Bill 1069 (http://bit.ly/1BE2wy3 ) by a vote of 101-19. It makes it a misdemeanor to vote or try to vote in one party’s primary runoff after voting in another party’s primary.

The bill, which moves to the Senate, would put into law what is supposed to be practice.

Mississippi law bans people from voting in both primaries the same day. A longstanding attorney general’s legal opinion says the law prohibits people from crossing over to vote in a second party’s runoff.

The move comes after last year’s contentious Republican U.S. Senate primary.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost the Republican runoff, claimed some people voted in the Democratic primary and the GOP runoff.

 

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*