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GOP Looks To Have Enough Signatures For Voter ID

February 9, 2010
tags: ballot initiative, Mississippi GOP, voter ID
by Brett

State GOP Chairman Brad White spoke with Magnolia Marketplace today and said that the GOP feels confident that they have enough signatures for the voter ID petition to be placed on the ballot in 2011.

If so, this would be just the third initiative drive to actually make the ballot. Most expire without getting the necessary 18,355 signatures per five Congressional districts (as they looked before the state lost a Congressional seat).

White said it looks like they have a big enough cushion as some signatures will undoubtedly be invalid.

When the petition gets certified, the legislature can either adopt it during the 2011 session or place it on the ballot (which is most likely to happen).

The Mississippi GOP will hold a press conference on Thursday to talk in more detail.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Amber permalink
    February 9, 2010 5:22 pm

    I have met several people through my mother who are working tirelessly on this. People do not know that they used PTO from work, logged lots of miles on their cars, and spent weekends gathering signatures all over the state. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal but when you live in DeSoto county and you work the coast it is. Thank you, Joe D., Frank W., Paula S., and Dale S., these are just a few of the people I know of who worked in the cold on their own dollar.

  2. Jeff permalink
    February 10, 2010 3:33 pm

    Amber yes those you named and many others worked very hard. I met Frank when he worked Gulfport. Kudos to all of them.

  3. Mississippi Elitist permalink
    February 11, 2010 1:39 pm

    My uncle was out there getting those signatures. A big thank you to all of you.

  4. John Jordan permalink
    March 2, 2010 10:58 pm

    We have been needing this law for a LONG TIME…. I hope it will make it to the ballot; and eventually adopted as LAW in Mississippi!

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