Absentee voting is open for the Medical Cannabis Special Election in Lincoln County. The election will have only one issue on the ballot — referencing the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act SB2095 — and will have only two options, “for” or “against.”
A voter who wants to allow the “cultivation, processing, sale and/or distribution of medical cannabis in Lincoln County” will vote FOR (yes). A voter who does not want to allow the “cultivation, processing, sale and/or distribution of medical cannabis in Lincoln County” will vote AGAINST (no). Only a simple majority of the total votes cast is needed for the measure to pass.
As of this year’s June Primary, Lincoln County had 21,119 eligible voters. If every single one turned out to vote — in person or absentee — 10,560 votes would have to be for the measure in order for it to pass (for allowing medical cannabis).
However, only 10.77 percent of voters turned out for that June election — just 2,271 people. If that same number of people cast votes in this special election, 1,136 votes of “for” would cause the county to opt back in to allow the cultivation, processing, sale, and distribution of medical cannabis within the county. It’s a simple majority of 50 percent plus one vote.
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