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Public hearings scheduled for 2011 Mississippi ballot measures

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June 23, 2011


JACKSON, Mississippi: On November 8, 2011, Mississippi voters will have their say on three statewide constitutional amendments. Until then, state officials are doing everything they can to let voters know just what is at stake.[1]

Public hearings on the measure are scheduled to be held on July 7, 2011 for anyone to chime in on any side of the issues. According to reports, each speaker has five minutes to speak, and written statements can also be submitted. The Secretary of State's office will publish informational documents highlighting both sides of all issues.

The hearings are scheduled to be held at DeSoto Civic Center in Desoto County, Mississippi. More information can be found here.

The three measures on the ballot include: a measure that proposes to define life at "the moment of fertilization" in the state constitution, one that would require Voter ID at the polls in the state, and another to prohibit state and local government from taking private property by eminent domain.

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