Details for Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. Section 7-3-39, we, The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office,
Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. Section 7-3-39, we, The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office, supply to you the full text for House Concurrent Resolution No. 47 (Statewide Ballot Measure 2). House Concurrent Resolution No. 47 Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Amend Section 140, Mississippi Constitution of 1890, to read as follows: Section 140. The Governor of the state and all statewide elected officials shall be elected by the people in a general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November 2023, and on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in every fourth year thereafter. The person receiving a majority of the number of votes cast in the election for these offices shall be declared elected. If no person receives a majority of the votes, then a runoff election shall be held under procedures prescribed by the Legislature in general law. Amend the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 by repealing Section 141, which reads as follows: Section 141. If no person shall receive such majorities, then the House of Representatives shall proceed to choose a Governor from the two persons who shall have received the highest number of popular votes. The election shall be by viva voce vote, which shall be recorded in the journal, in such manner as to show for whom each member voted. III. Amend the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 by repealing Section 142, which reads as follows: Section 142. In case of an election of Governor or any state officer by the House of Representatives, no member of that house shall be eligible to receive any appointment from the Governor or other state officer so elected, during the term for which he shall be elected. IV. Amend the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 by repealing Section 143, which reads as follows: Section 143. All other state officers shall be elected at the same time, and in the same manner as provided for election of Governor. 10/14/20, 10/21/20, 10/28/20
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