Mississippi Voters Deciding 3 Ballot Initiatives

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippians are voting Tuesday on three ballot initiatives that propose amendments to the state constitution.

Initiative 26, also known as the "personhood" initiative,
would declare that life begins at fertilization.

Initiative 27 would require voters to show government-issued
identification at the polls.

Initiative 31 would ban the government from using eminent domain to take land for private economic projects.

State law says that for any initiative to pass, it needs a
simple majority, and it must receive at least 40 percent of the
total votes cast in the election.

That means an initiative might be in jeopardy if it receives
significantly fewer votes than are cast in top-of-the ballot races, such as the governor's election.

Initiatives are expected to be located at the end of the ballot in most counties.

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