Voting site a win for Mississippians

Published 9:57 am Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The state’s new website to help streamline the voter registration process in Mississippi is a win for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and voting-eligible Mississippians alike.

Head over to www.yallvote.sos.ms.gov and you’ll find a clean, organized Mississippi voter command center with downloadable mail-in registration forms, information about how and where to vote in this year’s election and an online form to report change of address (which is required by law to make sure you’re voting in the right place).

Simplifying the voting process for eligible Mississippians has been a long time coming. Even better is that state leaders, Governor Phil Bryant among them, are confident the website could be the beginning steps of eventually transitioning to an online voter registration system in Mississippi.

Embracing modern technology to aid the democratic process in Mississippi is critical. We’re glad our state leaders agree.