These Constitutional Initiatives will be decided in the
November 8, 2011 General Election.
Initiative #26 - Definition of “person"
Should the term “person” be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof?
Initiative #27 - Voter Identification
Should the Mississippi Constitution be amended to require a person to submit government issued photo identification in order to vote?
Initiative #31 - Eminent Domain
Should government be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons?
The Secretary of State’s Office is hosting a series of Public Hearings to give all Mississippians the opportunity to express their opinions about each of the Initiative measures to be decided in the November 8, 2011 General Election. The public is invited to attend any or all forums. Individuals wishing to speak either in support of or against any of the three ballot initiatives may sign in beginning at 5 p.m. on the evening of each hearing.
Individuals may also submit written comments by selecting an initiative and clicking the "Add Comments" button at the bottom.
Public Hearing Locations
All hearings will begin
promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Southaven - July 7
Desoto Civic Center
Starkville - July 12
Bost Conference Center Theatre
Pearl - July 20
Hinds Community College - Clyde Muse Center
Gulfport - July 21
Jefferson Davis Community College Auditorium
Hattiesburg - July 26
Lake Terrace Convention Center
Meridian - July 28
MSU Riley Center
Tupelo - August 9
The Link Centre
Natchez - August 25
Co-Lin Community College Auditorium
Cleveland - September 6
Delta State - Bologna Performing Arts Center