Posts Tagged ‘Secretary of State’s Office’

Election panel meets in wake of McDaniel-Cochran dispute

JACKSON — A 51-person panel convened by Mississippi’s Secretary of State plans to examine possible changes to voting and elections practices. At its first meeting yesterday, the panel took up one of the most troublesome issues in the aftermath of the Republican primary fight between U.S. Sen Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel: Who […] [...]

Hosemann responds to editorial criticizing voter ID law

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has released a statement in response to an article from a university educator who criticized Mississippi’s voter ID law. Hosemann wrote: “A recent editorial article by Alan Draper of St. Lawrence University is so misleading, inaccurate and an example of lazy journalism mixed with weakly guised prejudice, I […] [...]

Secretary of State assisting in investigation of school A/C thefts, vandalism

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has issued an alert on the statewide scrap metal registration system, LeadsOnline, regarding the recent theft and vandalism of more than 50 air conditioning units in Jackson area schools. “You cannot get much worse than stealing from schoolchildren at the start of the school year,” says Secretary of […] [...]

Republicans certify Cochran’s win over McDaniel

JACKSON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state’s Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State yesterday, the legal deadline. The result was wider than the 6,800-vote win counted by The Associated Press after the […] [...]

Hosemann: Poll books being handled correctly

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says his office is correctly handling its part in Mississippi’s elections and he should be dismissed from a federal lawsuit filed by people seeking access to poll books from the June 24 Republican primary runoff for Senate. Thirteen Mississippi residents and a Texas group, True the Vote, filed […] [...]

More than 19,000 absentee ballot requests made for runoff elections

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to the Statewide Election Management System, 19,144 absentee ballots had been requested as of 9 a.m. yesterday for runoff primary elections being conducted today. This compares to 18,036 total absentee ballots requested in the June 3 Democratic Party and Republican Party primary elections. “Mississippians across the state realize the importance of […] [...]

Hosemann: State no longer needs federal oversight of elections

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said yesterday that Mississippi’s first election requiring photo identification reinforces his belief that the state no longer needs federal oversight to handle elections and redistricting. The Republican released figures showing 513 Mississippians cast affidavit ballots June 3 because they lacked proper identification, with at least 177 returning […] [...]

After 30 years, state gives Vicksburg Auditorium back to city

VICKSBURG — The state of Mississippi has returned the Vicksburg Auditorium back to the city of Vicksburg. “The state of Mississippi has no need to maintain ownership of this property,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “It is best kept in the hands of the local governing authority, which can decide the best use of […] [...]

Hood issues opinion on enforcement of voter ID

JACKSON — The Attorney General’s Office has issued an opinion to the Secretary of State’s Office regarding the enforcement of the voter ID requirement at the polls. State law says each person who votes at a polling place must identify himself or herself to an election manager by presenting current and valid photo ID before […] [...]

Investment advisor, firm fined by secretary of state

FLOWOOD — A stock brokerage and former investment adviser have been fined by the Mississippi secretary of state for advising a now-dead Greenville woman to buy into a risky and unprofitable company. In a March order announced late last week, Texas-based brokerage Sanders Morris Harris agreed to a $25,000 fine, plus $10,000 to cover investigative […] [...]

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