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Statement from the Lieutenant Governor on Mississippi’s Voter ID Law

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Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann

Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann just issued a statement regarding the Mississippi Voter ID Law.

The statement reads:

“Recent news articles have stated a provision of Mississippi’s Voter ID law, allowing a Mississippian to be issued a free voter identification card, has not been codified in state law. Those articles are inaccurate. The provision requiring a free Voter ID card is provided for in state law.

Mississippi Code Annotated Section 23-15-7 states, in part, ‘…No fee shall be charged or collected for the application for or issuance of a Mississippi Voter Identification Card. Any costs associated with the application for or issuance of a Mississippi Voter Identification Card shall be made payable from the state’s General Fund.’ ”

 

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