The nine-member Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag has posted its two finalists and is accepting public comments.
Designers submitted some 3,000 designs for consideration after the Mississippi Legislature retired the 1894 flag with its Confederate symbolism in June. The law retiring the flag also set up the commission to select a new design that will be on the Nov. 3 ballot for Mississippians to accept or reject.
In a series of steps over about three weeks, the commission narrowed the field of submissions down to two Tuesday after witnessing prototypes of five semi-finalists fly at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson.
You can now vote for your favorite of the two and leave a comment on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website. Neither the vote nor the comments are binding on the commission.
Whichever design is selected to put on the ballot, Mississippi voters will have the final say. If they reject the design, the process begins again to present another option to voters in 2021.