Advocates: Put early voting proposal on Mississippi ballot

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker is leading a group of activists who want to amend the Mississippi Constitution to create a broad system of early, in-person voting.

Rep. Hester Jackson McCray of Horn Lake filed paperwork Thursday to begin an initiative process. But getting the issue on the ballot is can be a long and complicated process.

The proposal would allow people to vote at least 10 days before an election at circuit clerk or municipal clerk offices.

Current Mississippi law provides a limited number of reasons for people to vote early by absentee ballot.

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