Mississippi Relaxing Voter Registration Deadline for Runoffs to Comply with NVRA

AP on the state’s action in response to a demand letter from the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights on behalf of the NAACP:

Mississippi is updating a voter registration deadline to meet a requirement of a 1993 federal law, giving people a bit more time to register so they can vote in runoff elections for federal offices.

The state has required people to be registered at least 30 days before the first round of voting in an election. Runoffs happen three weeks later.

The civil rights group’s demand letter is here and state attorney general’s letter is here.

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