2011 Constitutional Initiatives

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

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