GOP Says Voter ID Will Be on 2011 Ballot

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi Republicans say they have enough signatures to put a voter ID initiative on the November 2011 ballot.

Several lawmakers and other supporters delivered nearly 130,000 signatures from every county in Mississippi to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office Thursday.

Those who support the measure say this will help keep a record of everyone's vote in Mississippi.

"It should be fair across the board for everybody in the state of Mississippi," said Republican Sen. Joey Fillingane. "So that once the result is given on election night that we can all have confidence that was a fair and honest election."

The House first introduced a similar bill during last year's session, but the Senate turned it down.

"We dealt with that issue. We passed out a voter ID bill that was comprehensive," said Democrat Rep. Robert Johnson. "It dealt with early voting it dealt with a lot of voting issues. And the senate killed that bill last year."


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  • by JR on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:04 AM
    Race?!! How about the fact that each vote influences how the tax dollars of hard working Americans are spent and the fact that each vote influences what laws people will have to suffer under?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    Maybe this will cut down on all the "dead" people that vote each time.
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Feb 14, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    Voter ID is not raceism. Voter ID is a way to have an honest fair election, that no one can say was not on the up and up. People do not like change, of any kind, but I think most people, once we have done voter ID a few elections, will see that it is just a tool to have and be a better people. JMO
  • by itsabouttime on Feb 12, 2010 at 10:18 PM
    here we go RACE, WOW NOT AGAIN.you have to have id to cash a check how will this hurt you????this is how it works you walk up and say i am john doe i would like to vote ....id please ,you are john doe go and vote sir.WOW ,YOU SAY THAT IS WRONG...
  • by Stephen on Feb 12, 2010 at 03:24 PM
    This helps to bring more integrity into the voting process. It will be more of a deterrent to voter fraud. Alabama implemented voter ID back in 2004 through a big bipartisan effort and it works just fine.
  • by ghgh Location: Meridian on Feb 12, 2010 at 01:17 PM
    Why do the gov. or the GOP need this information on people. It's the GOP that want the gov. out of people lifes. I can only think of one reason. (RACE)
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