Voter IDs issued to public

From Press & Staff Reports

 

Mississippi voter ID cards are now being issued by circuit clerks across Mississippi. Mississippi voter ID cards have been issued in approximately 15 counties, however, Deputy Circuit Clerk Wanda Robinson said none had been issued in Webster County as of Wednesday morning.

She and Deputy Clerk Sherry Henderson were scheduled to attend “Voter ID Card Issuance Process Training” in Jackson last Friday but were unable to because of the two-week Circuit Court term that began Jan. 13. Robinson said she will instead practice on a self-training website and then train Henderson.

“We are pleased our circuit clerks were prepared to get an early start issuing free Mississippi Voter ID cards,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “This shows our outreach to educate Mississippians on the new requirement is reaching the public.”

Mississippians will be required to show an acceptable form of photo ID when casting a ballot at the polls on June 3. Only Mississippians who lack one of the acceptable forms of photo ID are eligible for a free, Mississippi voter ID. Free transportation assistance is also provided to voters who need a ride to and from the circuit clerk’s office to get a free Mississippi voter ID.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

· A driver’s license;

· A photo ID card issued by a branch, department or entity of the state of Mississippi;

· A U.S. passport;

· A government employee ID card;

· A firearms license;

· A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college or community/junior college;

· A U.S. military ID;

· A tribal photo ID;

· Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. government or any state government; and,

· A Mississippi voter ID card.

For more information, call the Webster County circuit clerk’s office at 258-6287. One may also call 1-844-MSVoter or visit the website www.MSVoterID.ms.gov.