Mississippi Voter ID Not in Use Mar. 13

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says
Mississippi voters won't have to show identification to cast ballots in the March 13 presidential and congressional primaries.

That's because the state has not yet sought federal approval for a voter ID state constitutional amendment that voters approved in November 2011.

The U.S. Justice Department must approve any changes to voting procedures in Mississippi because of the state's history of racial

Legislators are working on plans to implement voter
identification, including ways to pay for photo ID for any person of voting age who doesn't have a driver's license.

Until they're finished, Hosemann can't seek Justice Department approval. He said Monday that he hopes Mississippi's plan will receive federal approval by mid-September so it can be implemented for the federal election in November.

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  • by bearhunter on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    Well at least id will have to be shown in November. the democrats in the government are the ones who made it a discrimination issue, and some people with less brains fall for it. the dems need illegal votes and they almost always get the majority of the black vote.the democrat party is the hand out party, welfare, foodstamps, medicade. they do have to show id for that. It will be a interesting year to watch in nov, and to see the stats in the states that made it law to have id.
  • by snuffum Location: ms on Mar 6, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    the blacks think it will discriminate against them when it is to keep illegal aliens from voting if you are not here legally you dont have the right to vote dont you have to show ID for your foodstamps cash a check
  • by bearhunter on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:25 PM
    A history of racial discrimination. In the old school history books before it was rewritten by left wing loons, the slavery was still legal in the north for 4 more years after the civil war. This law of southern states having to have laws approved because of our history is nothing but a way for certain party's to win the minds and hearts of certain groups who are more racist then most white people. Voter id is not racially motivated, its about protecting the American people's votes so that illegal votes don't put someone in office that is not supposed to be there.
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