Political polarization in America has broken out of the voting booth.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday that Mississippi’s first election requiring photo identification reinforces his belief that the state no longer needs federal oversight to handle elections and redistricting.
Some voters casting ballots in the June 3 primary will have to do so in different place than they’ve had to in the past due to the temporary relocation of two precincts.
During the month of April, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann began criss-crossing the state — at taxpayer expense, naturally — to promote the state-mandated Voter ID law that will require Mississippians to produce a state-issued ID before casting a ballot.
New voters in Lowndes County have until Saturday to register with the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk’s office.
Gov. Phil Bryant has signed bills to restore the voting rights of three people convicted of felonies.
In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities.
A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vote in the 2012 presidential election than they did four years earlier. An exception was Florida, where the wait increased by 16 minutes.
Mississippi lawmakers used their 2014 session to enact substantial changes to the state’s criminal justice system, give pay raises to teachers and a few thousand lower-paid state employees and put more money into training new state troopers.
Mississippi lawmakers consider hundreds of bills each year. While most votes are straightforward, House and Senate operating rules can make it difficult for spectators — or even new lawmakers — to understand what’s happening when legislation passes or fails.
The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block the state’s plan to start using a voter identification law.
Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.
Lowndes County will advertise for a new voting machine system that scans paper ballots.
Supervisors passed a request from county purchasing clerk Terry Thompson to solicit bids by a 4-1 vote. Leroy Brooks was the only opposing vote.
Lowndes County voters will likely be casting paper ballots again when they go to the polls either next year or in 2015.
When county supervisors passed next year’s budget last week, they allocated $248,300 for circuit elections — $89,350 more than was budgeted last year.
The Supreme Court will struggle this week with the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in national elections.
The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.
Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and there’s not a Republican in sight among the bunch.
Military or overseas voters from three Mississippi counties are getting more time to submit ballots for next month’s election.
JACKSON — Mississippi voters are choosing nominees for all four U.S. House seats and one Senate seat, and Republicans are helping select a nominee to face President Barack Obama.
Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Like most of you, I voted a week or so ago. To be honest, I almost didn’t. I got home Tuesday mid-afternoon and settled in to the comfort of the air conditioner. Suddenly, that “forgotten to do something” alarm started beeping like a smoke detector in need of a new battery. I tried to ignore it.