Justice approves Mississippi voter roll law
The Associated Press
JACKSON The U.S. Justice Department has approved a Mississippi law aimed at cleaning up voter rolls, Secretary of State Eric Clark said Monday.
The law allows a statewide, computerized voter roll to be established to help local officials purge names of dead or inactive voters.
Clark said Mississippi needs federal money to set up the system.
"Our legislators have recognized the importance of clean voter rolls. Our county circuit clerks and election commissioners are ready to help build a statewide computer system to address the problem," Clark said. "Now, if Congress passes an election reform bill to send us the money we need, we can make it happen."
The Justice Department approved the new law Thursday, and Clark's office released information about the clearance Monday.