Posts Tagged ‘voters’

Group petitioning for change in form of government

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2012

Tags: city manager, elections, executive branch, government, mayor, municipal government, petition, voters, votes, Voting

D’IBERVILLE — A group of D’Iberville residents is starting a petition drive to change the city’s form of government from council-manager to one where the mayor wields more power. The city currently operates under a form of government where the appointed city manager makes many of the major decisions and the elected mayor has less […] [...]

New city to hold public hearing on proposed ward boundaries

by Associated Press Published: March 20,2012

Tags: elections, incorporation, municipal government, Politics, public hearings, voters, votes, Voting, wards

DIAMONDHEAD — The newly formed city of Diamondhead will hold a public hearing April 2 on its proposed ward lines and officials have posted the maps on their new city website. The Sun Herald reports the website, which officials acknowledge is rudimentary and was developed for $400, shows two proposed maps for the four wards. […] [...]

State lawmakers approve voter identification bill

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has passed a bill that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls. House Bill 921 furthers an amendment approved by 62 percent of voters in November. Because of the state’s history of racial discrimination, any change to its voting procedures must be approved by the U.S. Department […] [...]

Senate passes bill allowing for appointed school superintendents

JACKSON — Mississippi’s local school superintendents would have to be appointed by 2016, unless voters opt to keep electing their local chief, under a bill the Senate passed yesterday. Another bill would require the state Department of Education to rate schools and school districts on an “A” to “F” scale, instead of the current seven-step […] [...]

Santorum, congressional incumbents win primaries

by Associated Press Published: March 14,2012

Tags: Congress, elections, executive branch, lawmakers, legislative branch, President, primaries, voters, votes, Voting

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Rick Santorum won Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi but he didn’t gain any ground in the race for delegates against frontrunner Mitt Romney. Romney wiped out Santorum’s gains by winning caucuses in Hawaii and American Samoa Tuesday. For the day, Romney added at least 41 delegates and Santorum won at […] [...]

Personhood opponents angry over new life-at-conception bill

JACKSON — Opponents say they are angry that Mississippi lawmakers are considering proposals to declare life begins at conception, months after voters rejected a similar constitutional amendment. Several bills would also put new restrictions on abortion in a state that already requires a 24-hour waiting period before any abortion can be performed and parental consent […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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