Reeves signs legislation banning ballot harvesting

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, on Wednesday, March 22, signed Senate Bill 2358, which bans ballot harvesting in Mississippi. 

The legislation stops political operatives from collecting and handling mass amounts of absentee ballots. The legislation further bolsters election integrity in Mississippi, according to a release from Gov. Reeves’ office announcing the bill signing.

Additional authors of the legislation included Sen. Kevin Blackwell (R-Southaven) and Sen. Michael McLendon (R-Hernando). It passed the Senate on a 37-15 vote with Blackwell, McLendon, and Sen. Dr. David Parker (R-Olive Branch) all voting in favor.  

The House vote for passage was 73-44 with Rep. Hester Jackson-McCray (D-Horn Lake) the lone DeSoto County lawmaker voting against it.  

Reeves announced the signing of Senate Bill 2358 in a video posted to Facebook.

The full video can be found below.

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