Mississippi 2011 ballot measures

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Three statewide ballot measures were on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the state of Mississippi.

The signature filing deadline for the 2011 ballot in Mississippi was February 14, 2010. A minimum of 89,284 signatures were required for proposed initiatives. A grand total of seven initiatives were proposed for the 2011 ballot.

On the ballot

See also: 2011 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndICA Initiative 26 Abortion Defines human personhood as beginning at the moment of fertilization Defeatedd
IndICA Initiative 27 Elections Would require Voter ID at the polls Approveda
IndICA Initiative 31 Eminent domain Prohibit state & local government from taking private property by eminent domain. Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

The following measures were not on the ballot:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndICA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Would limit appointed and elected state and local officials to two successive terms Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndICA Cigarette Tax Amendment Tobacco A new tax on cigarettes in addition to already applicable fees Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndICA Federal Directives Initiative Admin of gov't The state would not be obligated to follow federal directives deemed unconstitutional Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndICA Healthcare Amendment Healthcare Protect the individual’s right to make health care decisions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Public hearings

Public hearings were set up by the Mississippi Secretary of State's office, in accordance with state law, for the public and media in relation to the three ballot measures on the ballot. The hearings involved statements given by supporters and opponents of the measures, as well as other information on the proposals. Each of the initiative topics were discussed at the public hearing at the following times and places:

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2012

No local measures have been identified for 2012. Read about local happenings here.

See also

Mississippi

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