Mississippi Legislature Debates Online Voter Registration

The Mississippi Legislature is considering several election and voting related bills this session. Among them is HB 373 which offers online voter registration to first-time voters.

The House Apportionment and Elections Committee passed the bill last week.

Rep. Bill Denny, R-Jackson, introduced legislation similar legislation last year that would have offered online voter registration to all eligible voters, however, the Senate “rejected online registration for first-time voters and only enabled already-registered voters to change addresses online.”

Mississippi’s Secretary of State’s office has said more than 1,000 voters have updated their addresses online since September 2016.

 

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