Tell Chairman Tate to bring up SB 2571 for a vote

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We must enact common-sense voting reforms to ensure that every eligible Mississippian can register and cast a ballot without facing unnecessary obstacles.

Committee Chairman Senator Jeff Tate has the power to fix our voting process by bringing up SB 2571 to the Senate Elections Committee before the Tuesday, February 1, deadline.

In past elections, eligible voters have too often had difficulties when registering to vote or casting their ballot. In part, these issues have occurred because our state's voting laws are out of date and out of line with practices used throughout the country. But improving Mississippi's voting process does not have to be difficult – there are simple solutions, which have been included in SB 2571, that will enhance the voting experience that our state can adopt.

SB 2571 would provide online voter registration, allowing citizens with a Mississippi driver's license or state ID card to apply to register to vote on a state website.

SB 2571 would provide pre-election voting beginning 3 weeks before and ending the Saturday before Election Day.

SB 2571 would allow deployed emergency responders and their families or people who may be temporarily residing outside of their usual county of residence to vote absentee.

Send a message to your senator on the Senate Elections Committee and urge them to advance SB 2571, providing online voter registration, pre-election voting, and expanded absentee voting eligibility. These common-sense solutions would address the frustration of many Mississippians by improving access to voting, expanding the electorate, reducing registration errors, and decreasing the number of problems on Election Day to improve the voting process for voters and election administrators alike.

Message Recipients:
Election Committee Chairman Jeff Tate

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Your Message

I am writing to urge you to bring SB 2571 to a committee vote.

Common-sense voting reforms ensure that every eligible Mississippian can register and cast a ballot without facing unnecessary obstacles. Senate Bill 2571 does this by allowing for online voter registration, pre-election day voting, and expanded absentee voting.

These proven, common-sense solutions would address the frustration of many Mississippians and bring our state’s voting laws in line with practices used throughout the country by improving access and decreasing obstacles to voting, expanding the electorate, reducing registration errors, cutting operational costs, and decreasing the problems and lines to vote on Election Day. We are all better off when more Americans — regardless of political affiliation — vote and participate in democracy.

I am counting on you to help strengthen our democratic process and bring SB2571 to the Elections Committee before the Tuesday deadline.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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