Letter to the Editor
Dec 15, 2013 | 713 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Mississippi Voter:

The majority of Mississippi voters cast a ballot in favor of a constitutional photo identification requirement. As Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer for the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi Legislature has tasked our Agency with implementing Voter ID.

While the vast majority of us have one of the many forms of acceptable photo ID, there are some Mississippians who lack proper identification. We need your help identifying those individuals prior to the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. Any registered voter who lacks an acceptable photo ID is eligible to receive a FREE Mississippi Voter ID card, and we are committed to ensuring those individuals have one prior to the June 3rd Primary Election.

The Secretary of State’s Office has worked with multiple state agencies to facilitate the voter ID requirement. Our Office worked closely with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to provide FREE transportation to any individual who needs assistance obtaining a Mississippi Voter ID card. We have worked with the Mississippi Department of Health, Office of Vital Records to provide a FREE verification of birth record if an individual has no other means to verify their identity to receive a FREE Mississippi Voter ID card. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has also provided invaluable input in facilitating this requirement.

Voting is the key to our democracy. We are committed to ensuring everyone who is qualified to vote has the opportunity to cast a ballot. We encourage you to call our Office at 1-855-868-3745 or visit our website at www.MSVoterID.ms.gov for more information. We look forward to working with you to implement the constitutional photo identification requirement and appreciate your help in the process.

Sincerely,

Delbert Hosemann

Secretary of State