From press reports
The number of Mississippi Voter ID cards issued has reached 1,011.
“Our research shows only 0.8% of Mississippians lack acceptable photo ID. Our Agency and the Circuit Clerks have been diligently working to reach these voters to ensure they receive a Voter ID,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “This is our first milestone.”
Since January, the Secretary of State’s Office has distributed over 1.5-million pieces of literature statewide, educating Mississippians of the new photo ID requirement on June 3rd.
Only Mississippi voters who lack an acceptable form of photo ID are eligible to receive a Mississippi Voter ID card. Voter ID cards are issued free of charge. Transportation assistance and birth certificate verification are also available to voters who need a Mississippi Voter ID.
As of May 12, 2014, the State of Mississippi has issued Mississippi Voter ID cards for Winston County in the amount of four.
Secretary of State offers Mobile Voter ID to Tornado Affected Areas
With so many Mississippians displaced from the storms, the Secretary of State’s office will now travel to any eligible voter who needs a Mississippi Voter ID card.
“Many Mississippians are struggling to put their lives together after the deadly tornadoes,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Having an acceptable photo ID to present on Election Day should not be one of their worries. We want to provide a convenience to anyone who lost their identification during the storms and may not have a photo ID to present on Election Day.”
Currently, our Office provides free transportation to and from the Circuit Clerk’s office to any eligible Mississippi voter who needs a Mississippi Voter ID card. Circuit Clerk’s Offices will continue to issue Mississippi Voter ID cards, even when a citizen is not a resident of that county. Now, the Secretary of State’s Office will travel to a voter who lacks acceptable photo ID and needs a Mississippi Voter ID card.
Only Mississippians who lack one of the acceptable forms of photo ID are eligible for a Mississippi Voter ID card. Mississippi Voters ID cards are for voting purposes only and are not meant to replace any other form of identification.