Jackson, MS -The ACLU of Mississippi applauds Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's push for legislation that encourages greater voter participation. Secretary Hosemann's proposal to allow early voting and online voter registration increases our right to engage in the political process.

ACLU of Mississippi Executive Director Jennifer Riley-Collins served as a member of the Secretary of State's panel that examined election practices. In that 51-person study group, she aggressively advocated for the inclusion of early voting and online registration. The ACLU of Mississippi is pleased to see these recommendations included in his proposed legislation.

The ACLU of MS will continue to monitor this proposed legislation in an effort to protect Mississippians' fundamental right to access to the ballot box.