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Mississippi Begins Issuing Voter ID Cards

JACKSON, Miss. — If you are in need of a voter ID card, circuit clerk’s offices across the state have started issuing those out across the state. If you do not have a form of ID you’ll need one of those if you plan on voting after June 3rd.

The IDs accepted at voting polls include:

  • A driver’s license
  • A photo ID issued by a branch, department or entity of the State of Mississippi
  • A United States 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 United States military ID
  • A tribal photo ID
  • Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
  • A Mississippi Voter Identification card

According to Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman, less than two percent of Mississippians do not have photo ID, and ONLY those people are eligible for a free Voter ID card.

To get a free Voter ID card you have to bring one of the following to your Circuit Clerk’s Office:

  • Any expired but valid photo identity document having the voter’s name and photograph issued by the U.S. government or any U.S. state
  • A birth certificate or any other document with the voter’s full legal name, date and place of birth
  • A Social Security card
  • A Medicare card
  • A Medicaid card
  • A Mississippi Voter Registration Card

Or any of the following, as long as it includes the voter’s name and current address:

  • Utility bill issued within the preceding six months
  • Bank statement issued within the preceding six months
  • Paycheck issued within the preceding six months
  • Government check issued within the preceding six months
  • IRS Form W-2 Wages Tax Statement issued within the current calendar year

Also, if you don’t have any of those, you can get a Voter ID card just by knowing your full name, date of birth, state of birth, gender at birth, and your mother’s maiden name.

Free transportation can also be made available to voters who need help getting a Voter ID card.

For more information about getting a Voter ID you can call the Secretary of State’s Voter ID Hotline at 1-855-868-3745.

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