Reinstating description of Mississippi boundaries as described prior to 1990
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Subject Matter:
Reinstating description of Mississippi boundaries as described prior to 1990  (See Comments)

Original Filing:
See attached Measure

Proposed Ballot Title:
Should the Mississippi Constitution be amended to describe the state’s boundaries as they were described prior to 1990?

Proposed Ballot Summary:
Initiative number 38 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to reinstate description of the state’s boundaries as those boundaries were described prior to 1990. On November 6, 1990, Mississippi voters repealed Article 2, Section 3 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1809 which contained a specific description of the state’s boundaries. This initiative would revive that language.

Initiative Petition:

James K. Overstreet
P. O. Box 6543
Diamondhead, MS 39525


Town Meeting Location:

Initiative Information:
The official ballot title and ballot summary for an initiative measure are prepared by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. Initiative measures are valid for one year. During this one-year period, a petition may be circulated to place the measure on the next statewide general election ballot to allow the voters of Mississippi to determine whether the measure should become a part of the Mississippi Constitution. According to Mississippi law, for an initiative measure to be placed on the ballot, a minimum of 106,190 certified signatures must be gathered, with at least 21,238 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts as they existed in the year 2000. This required number of signatures represents twelve percent (12%) of the total number of votes cast for Governor in the last gubernatorial general election. Signatures must be certified by county circuit clerks as belonging to registered voters in Mississippi. A completed petition should be filed with Secretary of State, together with a filing fee of $500.00. For more information on the initiative process in Mississippi, consult the Mississippi Constitution of 1890, Section 273, and Mississippi Code Annotated §§ 23-17-1 through 23-17-61 (1972).

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