JACKSON, Miss. – Tuesday is the statewide senate primary in Mississippi, and if you want to vote you need to have some form of government issued ID because of the state’s new voter ID law. Since the law’s fruition, the Mississippi NAACP has been in opposition.
“We think it is a voter suppression method. There has been no voter fraud committed in the state of Mississippi that voter ID would prevent,” said MS-NAACP President Derrick Johnson. “We have begun to see a trend across the country where federal judges have realized that it is a voter suppression method. The most recent decision in Wisconsin, another decision in Philadelphia, and a decision in Arkansas are all consistent with, ‘it does not open up access to voting for all citizens.”
If for some reason you are unable to cast a ballot at the polls, Johnson is asking voters to fill out an affidavit ballot before leaving. Johnson says if voters have any questions, feel free to call the MS-NAACP office at 601-353-8452.