The Secretary of State’s Office hosted a series of eight Public Hearings during August and September to give Mississippians the opportunity​ to express their opinions regarding the Initiative measures to be decided in the November 3, 2015 General Election. Approximately 1,600 Mississippians attended the hearings with more than 100 individuals speaking either in support of, or against, Initiative Measure #42 and/or Alternative Measure #42A. A professional transcript of each hearing is posted on the individual hearing pages.

Individuals may also submit written comments by emailing to: initiatives​​​

All hearings will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.​

Jackson - August 11

Mississippi e-center - JSU


Hernando​ - August 13

Gale Center


Tupelo - August 17

The Link Center


Meridian - August 20

Temple Theatre - Ballroom


Cleveland - August 27

Bologna Center


Hattiesburg - September 1

Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center


Gulfport - September 3

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center-WINGS Theatre


Brookhaven - September 8

MS School of the Arts - Lampton Auditorium