The Mississippi House has passed a bill that would require voters to show photo identification at the
House Bill 921 furthers an amendment approved by 62 percent of voters in November.
Rep. Bill Denny, a Jackson Republican, said the bill would make it possible for voters to use a broad range of photo identification, from a passport to a Medicaid card.
The U.S. Department of Justice has already ruled against South Carolina and Texas voter identification laws, arguing that they would disproportionately harm minority voters.
Alabama has passed a voter ID law, set to take effect in 2014.