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Hosemann: Response to voter ID initiative 'limited'

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Secretary of State’s Office reports its outreach initiative offering assistance to individuals with no acceptable forms of photo voter identification has received limited response in its first two weeks. “We have inundated the state with outreach initiatives requesting these individuals contact our office,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “So far, only 75 individuals have contacted our ...

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Hosemann, staff trying to avoid problems with Justice over voter ID

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he’s trying to answer all questions that might come up as Mississippi seeks federal approval for its proposed voter ID law. Republican Hosemann tells The Associated Press he and his staff are reviewing documents related to the Justice Department’s rejection of voter ID laws in Texas and South Carolina. That includes filings ...

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Gov. Bryant to sign voter ID legislation today

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant plans a ceremony today to sign a voter ID bill. The measure will become law only if it is approved by the U.S. Justice Department. Because of Mississippi’s history of racial discrimination, federal approval is required for any change in election laws or procedures. House Bill 921 would require each voter to show a ...

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State lawmakers approve voter identification bill

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has passed a bill that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls. House Bill 921 furthers an amendment approved by 62 percent of voters in November. Because of the state’s history of racial discrimination, any change to its voting procedures must be approved by the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal ...

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