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 In part, these issues have occurred because our state's voting laws are out of date and out of line with practices used throughout the country.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.
Election Committee Chairman Jeff Tate