Mississippi gets strict voter ID law
Sponsored by State Senator Joey Fillingane and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, and enacted by the voters of Mississippi in November 2011, Initiative No. 27 amended the Mississippi Constitution to require voters to submit a government issued photo identification before being allowed to vote. Any voter lacking government issued photo identification may obtain photo identification without charge from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. In 2012, the Mississippi legislature, sponsor Rep. Bill Denny, and Gov. Phil Bryant activated the state’s voter ID law by passing HB921.