Hosemann Starts Voter ID Process

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is encouraging voters who need assistance obtaining a free Mississippi Voter ID card to contact his office.

The voter ID requirement was approved by the 62% of the state's voters but it's being reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

"Our Office is taking a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to the constitutional change," said Hosemann. "We are hoping to find as many people as possible who need a voter ID while we are awaiting approval. We can then expedite the process for getting them the proper identification later."

Hosemann said providing the information early will put those who need ID at the head of the line.

Individuals who will need a free voter ID are encouraged to contact the Secretary of State’s Office toll-free at 1-855-868-3745, or by email MSVoterID@sos.ms.gov, or at its website

Acceptable forms of identification include:

A current and valid Mississippi driver’s license

A current and valid ID card issued by a branch, department, agency or entity of the State of Mississippi

A current and valid United States passport

A current and valid employee ID card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government, the State of Mississippi, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of the State

A current and valid Mississippi firearms license to carry a pistol or revolver

A United States military I.D.

A valid tribal photo ID

A student photo ID issued by a Mississippi university, college, or community college.

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