Mississippi Senate Approves Voter ID Bill

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi voters are a little closer to needing to show photo identification before voting.

The Senate voted Tuesday in favor of House Bill 921, which would provide a framework to set up a constitutional amendment that voters approved in November.

However, it remains unclear whether the U.S. Justice Department will approve a photo identification requirement for Mississippi.

Federal officials have rejected similar laws in South Carolina and Texas. The bill goes back to the House for more work.

The bill would make voters show current identification, including a Mississippi driver's license, a Mississippi pistol permit, an Indian tribal identification, a U.S. passport, identification from any public or private college in Mississippi, or other identification issued by the federal or state government or and other Mississippi city, county or local agency.


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  • by cw on Apr 12, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    if you dont want to show an id dont vote
  • by bearhunter on Apr 11, 2012 at 05:35 PM
    They don't like it when things are made harder for them to do shady things. You have to show I'd at the bank and that's not a problem because that protects their money. Why is it a issue for something like voting which protects from voter fraud. I guess it doesn't matter really because when the majority votes on something its overturned
    If it does pass they will have another March for justice. Usually when a majority is in favor for something its usually a good thing but a few stupid people and people with bad intention don't want itbecause it keeps them from their agendas. The rest are just mindless sheep easily led by a strong voice.
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM
    another example of the people voted this is what they want to do, and a small group is trying to tell the larger group they have to do what they say. the only difference i see, is that it is the people on the other side of the political isle doing this. it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
  • by Ed on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM
    None of this matters without Justice Department approval and I don't think that is going to happen.
  • by chico Location: meridian on Apr 10, 2012 at 06:39 PM
    Why didn't they get that law made when Bush stole the election,Why they had 2 wait until Obama got in.The devil is at work.You can believe that.
    • reply
      by Not Surprised on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM in reply to chico
      Bush won fair and square, get over it, it's been almost 12 years now.
    • reply
      by Strong Black Woman on Apr 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM in reply to chico
      Shut up
  • by steve Location: meridian on Apr 10, 2012 at 09:45 AM
    I have concerns about the ID issued by city, and local agencies. seems like more possibility for fraud. To stay with State and Federal ID makes more sense to me. I wonder what the logic was with allowing locals to provide IDs for voters. Was it a way to placate those opposed to voter ID or was it a way for those that abuse the system to assure that they can continue to do so? Or was it something else?
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