Gov. approves bill banning the use of private money in elections
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Come July 1, state and local governments will no longer be able to use private money to fund elections.
Last week, Gov. Tate Reeves approved H.B. 1365, which prohibits state and local agencies, as well as government officials, from accepting or using private dollars to fund election-related expenses, voter education, voter outreach, and voter registration programs.
The bill goes into effect July 1. Details of the bill were found on the Mississippi Legislature’s website.
The Hinds County Election Commission received nearly $1.9 million in grant monies to help protect voters and workers during the 2020 election, much of that from the CTCL.
A copy of the bill is below.
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