JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Voters will cast ballots on some controversial issues this November.
On the first day of the new legislative session Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann delivered three initiatives to the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate.
Citizens gathered the signatures required to place voter identification, definition of a person and eminent domain on the ballot.
More than 300,000 signatures were collected for all three measures.
Term limits have been placed on the ballots twice but did not receive enough votes for passage.
"There have been only two that ever made the ballot and both of those failed. So these would be the first ones of any to every pass under the new legislature grouping that started in 1995 when the legislature passed the initiative way to change these ballots," said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.
Mississippi law states that the original initiative will appear on the next general election ballot written exactly as lawfully submitted by the sponsor; however, the legislature may choose to place an alternate version of the initiative on the ballot as well.
If so, both the original and legislature's version must appear on the ballot.
Voter identification, Definition of a person and eminent domain will appear on the November 8th ballot.
State law requires that an initiative or legislative alternative must receive a majority of the votes and not less than 40% of the total votes cast.
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