MS SB2497 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on January 31 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-01-31 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Enact The Mississippi Elections Integrity Act Of 2023; To Provide That Any Person Submitting A Voter Registration Application Must Present Certain Documents To Prove His Or Her Status As A United States Citizen; To Codify New Section 23-15-15.1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Statewide Elections Management System Shall Be Compared To The Identification Databases A Single Time To Ensure Non-united States Citizens Are Not Registered To Vote; To Provide The Notification Required When A Non-united States Citizen Is Found To Be Registered To Vote; To Provide The Documentation That Must Be Submitted As Proof Of Citizenship; To Require Election Commissioners To Inspect All Existing Voter Rolls Against A Voter's Signature On File Established By The Secretary Of State Within A Certain Timeframe; To Require The Officials In Charge Of The Election To Use Only Certain Voting Equipment In Any Election After January 1, 2024; To Amend Section 23-15-625, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require The Registrar To Compare An Applicant Signature On The Application For An Absentee Ballot Against The Voter's Signature On File; To Require The Registrar To Deny The Application And Not Mail A Ballot If The Signature Does Not Match; To Amend Sections 23-15-33, 23-15-39 And 23-15-47, 23-15-165, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform; To Repeal Section 23-15-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provides The Documentation That A Naturalized Citizen Must Present In Order To Register To Vote Or To Vote; To Provide For The Repeal Sections 23-15-531, 23-15-531.1, 23-15-531.2, 23-15-531.3, 23-15-531.4, 23-15-531.5, 23-15-531.6, 23-15-531.9, 23-15-531.10 And 23-15-531.12, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provides The Authority For The Use Of Direct Recording Electronic Voting Equipment At Polling Places, On A Certain Date; And For Related Purposes.

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Mississippi Elections Integrity Act of 2023; enact.



2023-01-31SenateDied In Committee
2023-01-16SenateReferred To Elections

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
231515Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
2315165Amended CodeSee Bill Text
231533Amended CodeSee Bill Text
231539Amended CodeSee Bill Text
231547Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315531Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
2315625Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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