Portion of Mississippi's Voter ID Cards Distributed

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Vicksburg, Miss. About 100 Mississippi Voter ID cards -- equal to about three-one thousandths of the state's population -- have been distributed statewide since the start of a campaign to ensure voters are ready for mandatory photo IDs at the polls this year.

The Vicksburg Post reports circuit clerks' offices are assisting people who say they don't have photo identification that poll workers will ask to see beginning June 3, when party primaries are held for federal elections.

Shirley Hall, a former Ridgeland mayor and a voter ID coordinator for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, told the Vicksburg Lions Club last week that about 360,000 people in the state might need the cards, based on the number of Mississippi residents not registered to vote.

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