Various photo IDs acceptable for voting

From Staff Reports


The Webster County circuit clerk’s office reminds registered voters that only those who do not have an acceptable form of photo identification need to obtain a Mississippi voter ID card.

Beginning with the June 3 primary election, all Mississippians voting at the polls will be required to show a photo ID card.

Aside from a Mississippi Voter Identification Card, registered voters may use any one of these types of photo IDs on Election Day:

• 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

A registered voter may use an expired photo ID as long as it is an acceptable form of photo ID and is not more than 10 years old. The expired ID must contain the name and photograph of the voter, and have been validly issued by the federal or a state government.

If a registered voter does not have any of these acceptable forms of photo ID, a Mississippi Voter Identification Card will be provided at no cost to the voter at any circuit clerk’s office in Mississippi. Application for a card may be made during normal business hours.

Applicants for voter ID cards have to be registered voters. Their card will be mailed to them and should reach them in seven-10 days business days. Call 662-258-6287 for more information.