INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 21
SPONSOR: J. Gregory Stewart, 1401 Main Street, P. O. Box 745,
Tunica, Mississippi, 38676-0745
SUBJECT MATTER: State Flag
PROPOSED BALLOT TITLE: Should the State Flag adopted in 1894,
and used continuously in this State since then, be the Official State Flag?
PROPOSED BALLOT SUMMARY: The Mississippi Constitution
shall be amended to state: The State Flag of Mississippi is and shall be
the flag adopted by the Legislature of 1894 and used continuously since then.
Any proposed amendment or proposed changes to the State Flag of Mississippi
shall conform to the provisions of Section 273 Amendment Process of the
Mississippi Constitution of 1890, as amended, as proposed by the Legislature or
by initiative of the people.
ORIGINAL FILING: August 24, 2000
The official ballot title and ballot summary for an initiative measure are
prepared by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. Initiative petitions are
valid for one year. According to Mississippi law, for an initiative petition to
be sufficient a minimum of 91,673 certified signatures must be gathered; with at
least 18,355 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts.
The number of signatures required represents 12% of the total number of votes
cast for Governor in the last gubernatorial general election. All signatures on
the petition must be certified by county Circuit Clerks as those of registered
For more information on the initiative process in Mississippi, consult the
Mississippi Constitution of 1890, Section 273; and Miss. Code Ann., Sections
23-17-1 through 23-17-61 (1972).