Posts Tagged ‘voter I.D.’

SoS fielding questions about voter ID cards

JACKSON — Some circuit clerks around the state have contacted the Secretary of State’s Office regarding the number of individuals attempting to obtain a Mississippi Voter ID card when they already have an acceptable form of voter ID. “Only Mississippi voters who lack an acceptable form of voter ID are eligible for a Mississippi voter […] [...]

Hosemann pushing for voter ID cards to be issued early

JACKSON — Mississippi’s top elections official says the state should start issuing free voter identification cards in early 2014, months before the first election in which people will be required to show photo IDs at the polls. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said the cards will be available to any voter who lacks a government-issued […] [...]

Bryant will fight federal preclearance in state elections

CANTON — Gov. Phil Bryant said today that he’d fight any effort to make Mississippi return to a federal preclearance process for election changes. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder last week asked federal judges to make Texas continue seeking preclearance. Holder’s request came weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states with a history […] [...]

With ruling, Hosemann says voter ID could start in 2014

by Associated Press Published: June 25,2013

Tags: bench, civil rights, court, decision, election, judicial, justice, law, legal, poll, ruling, state agency, vote, voter, voter I.D., Voting, voting rights

JACKSON — Mississippi voters could have to start showing photo identification at the polls by mid-2014. That’s according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. He spoke today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain state and local governments no longer need federal approval to change election laws. Preclearance was required by the 1965 Voting […] [...]

Hosemann slams recent Brennan Center study of voter ID

by Associated Press Published: July 27,2012

Tags: election, law, Politics, state agency, state government, state law, study, vote, voter, voter I.D., voter identification, Voting

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said yesterday a voter ID study issued last week misrepresents what’s happening in Mississippi. The study by the Brennan Center for Justice, at the New York University School of Law, estimated 48,000 low-income Mississippians could have trouble obtaining a government-issued photo identification that might eventually be needed to […] [...]

Cartoons- May 28, 2012

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MBJ EDITORIAL: With redistricting, the Delta now more isolated than ever

District 28 belonged for many years to “the Chairman” Charlie Capps, a Democrat in name who often voted with Republicans. Certainly he put his district’s interests above party. David Norquist held the seat for a term and a half after Chairman Charlie. While Norquist was more than a Democrat in name, he, too, often crossed […] [...]

Cartoon- March 26, 2012

by Ricky Nobile Published: March 25,2012

Tags: Delbert Hosemann, voter I.D.

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Statement election

We might have finally found something Mississippians of every political persuasion can agree on: The use of eminent domain for private economic development is a bad idea. Initiative 31, which will amend the state Constitution to essentially restrict the use of eminent domain to projects of direct public use, earned more than 637,000 votes. The […] [...]

If Voter ID passes, state has 2 avenues for voting rights compliance review

by Ted Carter Published: October 23,2011

Tags: November 8, voter I.D., voter identification law, Voting Rights Act of 1965

Instead of seeking pre-clearance of the changes as mandated by the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, the state can seek approval of the changes from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mississippi’s distant history of infringing on voting rights makes it likely the U.S. Justice Department will have questions […] [...]

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