Public hearings set for ballot initiatives

The Secretary of State's Office will be holding public hearings across the state on the three ballot initiatives coming up: Personhood, eminent domain and voter ID.

From the Secretary of State's office:

Constitutional Initiative Public Hearing Dates Released

Jackson, MS—According to State law, the Secretary of State’s Office is required to hold public hearings across the State for each of the initiatives on the upcoming General Election ballot.

“The initiative process allows the citizens of the State of Mississippi an avenue for addressing important constitutional issues which the State Legislature does not,” says Secretary Hosemann. “Our Agency is currently in the ‘voter information’ stage of the initiative process. These hearings provide an open forum for meaningful discussion on these issues, and we encourage the public to attend.”

All hearings will begin promptly at 5:30 pm and are open to the public and media.

Each of the initiative topics will be discussed at the public hearing times outlined below:

Southaven - July 7Desoto Civic Center

Starkville - July 12Bost Conference Center Theatre

Pearl - July 20Hinds Community College - Clyde Muse Center

Gulfport - July 21Jefferson Davis Community College Auditorium

Hattiesburg - July 26Lake Terrace Convention Center

Meridian - July 28MSU Riley Center

Tupelo - August 9Link Centre Concert Hall

Natchez - August 25Co-Lin Community College Auditorium

Cleveland - September 6Delta State - Bologna Performing Arts Center