Mississippi Selects Flag Design, Voters Must Approve

USA Today reports:

A state commission selected the Magnolia Flag to be the next flag of Mississippi. Voters will decide in November whether to approve it or restart the process.

The commission voted Wednesday to recommend the flag over one other final design that featured a shield with wavy lines representing water. The final designs were selected out of about 3,000 proposals submitted to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for consideration.

The commission considered holding a poll of registered voters to decide between the final two flags at Wednesday’s meeting, but Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, said the secretary of state told her the flag needed to be decided by Sept. 2 to be printed on absentee ballots.