Posts Tagged ‘elections’

Officials say they will clean up county’s bloated voter rolls

by Associated Press Published: March 2,2012

Tags: county government, elections, federal government, Politics, vote, voter rolls, voters, Voting

LEFLORE COUNTY — Leflore County circuit clerk Elmus Stockstill says he and Election Commission chairman Edward Course will work to address inflated voter rolls. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports data from the secretary of state’s office shows Leflore County has 4,000 more registered voters than adults living here. Data from the 2010 census shows the county’s […] [...]

State election observers identify issues during election day

by MBJ Staff Published: February 28,2012

Tags: absentee ballots, elections, Politics, state government, state law, voters, Voting, voting regulations

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — State observers monitored the 2011 primary, primary run-off and general elections in Mississippi.  Sixty-three counties were monitored in the primary and runoff elections and 44 counties in the general election.  The Secretary of State’s Office reports voting issues during these elections are outlined in the “Report on 2011 Election Day Activities.” One […] [...]

Justice Department wants more information on proposed redistricting

by Associated Press Published: February 27,2012

Tags: elections, federal government, municipal government, Politics, redistricting, voters, Voting

NATCHEZ — The U.S. Department of Justice has requested additional information from the city of Natchez about its redistricting plan. The request that could delay the upcoming Natchez Board of Aldermen elections, according to The Natchez Democrat. Natchez City Attorney Everett Sanders said the department requested the information last Tuesday, which was the last of […] [...]

Hosemann: State’s absentee ballots on the rise

by MBJ Staff Published: February 27,2012

Tags: absentee voting, ballots, elections, Politics, voters, Voting

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI  — Absentee balloting is on the rise in Mississippi, as indicated by an analysis by the Secretary of State’s Office of absentee ballot numbers since the 2007 Statewide General Election. “What we are seeing is the use of absentee balloting as a form of early voting,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “The […] [...]

Congressional candidate fined for failing to test store’s fuel tanks

by Associated Press Published: February 22,2012

Tags: convenience stores, elections, environment, fine, gasoline, Politics, pollution, retail, retailer, state government

EUPORA — Republican congressional candidate Henry Ross is paying a $1,000 fine for failing to test fuel tanks at his north Mississippi convenience store. Ross told The Associated Press he mailed the check yesterday to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which found that he failed to test one or more of the gas tanks […] [...]

Tye, Marsalis in runoff for Ripley mayor’s office

by Associated Press Published: February 16,2012

Tags: death, elections, mayor, municipal government, Politics, replacement, runoff

RIPLEY — Breat Tye and Chris Marsalis will participate in the Feb. 28 runoff for mayor of Ripley. After affidavit ballots were counted yesterday and the election certified, Tye had 262 votes to 244 for Marsalis. Nine candidates were on the Tuesday ballot. City election officials had to switch to paper ballots Tuesday after Tye […] [...]

Campaign bitterness erupts in Legislature over routine local bill

JACKSON — Democratic bitterness over Republican campaign tactics in last year’s Mississippi legislative elections erupted yesterday in a debate over an otherwise routine local bill. Several Democrats said opponents sent mailers claiming they voted for a large number of tax increases, unfairly counting times they voted to raise or renew taxes requested by individual cities […] [...]

Bryant lays out policy proposals in State of the State

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2012

Tags: elections, executive, government, governor, policies, Politics, speeches, state government

JACKSON — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant used his first State of the State address last evening to unveil detailed policy proposals, from education to healthcare to energy, saying he wants to create a “Mississippi Works Agenda.” “My first job is to make sure every Mississippian has a job,” Bryant said on the south steps of […] [...]

Gunn names chairs of House committees, some Dems included

JACKSON — Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has named chairs for the House’s 40-plus committees, allowing the House to move ahead with business With the GOP takeover of the House, Republicans were named to head all of the House’s major committees. Unlike four years ago, though, when Speaker Billy McCoy froze out GOP members from […] [...]

City leaders want vote on sale of alcohol

CORINTH — The City of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. The Daily Corinthian reports the board of aldermen voted 5-1 yesterday to present a resolution to lawmakers now meeting in Jackson. But opponents argued the city is unfairly cutting Alcorn County residents out of […] [...]

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