On Election Day, Mississippi voters have the opportunity to vote to rid the state constitution of a Jim Crow-era remnant: A state-level elections law similar to the national electoral college system that requires candidates for eight statewide offices, including governor, to win not only the popular vote, but a majority of House districts.
Despite all the challenges to this year’s election—long lines, calls for voter intimidation, baseless claims of fraud—voting is a fundamental civil right.
With long voting lines in the state and across the country expected on Nov. 3, voters could be subjected to more electioneering outside the polls than in years past. Electioneering is defined as “the activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party.”
Voters in two majority Black Mississippi counties have cast almost four times as many absentee ballots as they did four years ago, new data from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office show.