MISSISSIPPI VOTER ID - EASY & FREE

More than 62% of Mississippi voters approved a citizen-initiated Constitutional Amendment on November 8, 2011, which requires eligible voters to present a photo ID before casting a ballot in person at the polls or in a Circuit Clerk's Office. More than 99.97% of all voters provided photo ID when casting their ballot in the last election.

The Mississippi Voter ID requirement is effective for all elections held in Mississippi.

All Mississippians voting at the polls are required to show a photo ID card.  Individuals voting in person by absentee ballot in the Circuit Clerk's Office are also required to show a photo ID.  Eligible voters casting an absentee ballot by mail, do NOT have to show a photo ID. Also, overseas and uniformed military voting by absentee ballot by mail, email or fax do not have to show a photo ID.

WHAT INFORMATION DOES A MISSISSIPPI VOTER ID CARD INCLUDE?

1. Photograph of voter
2. Full legal name
3. Legal residence address
4. Mailing address, if different
5. Date of issuance
6. County where voter is registered
7. Voter ID card number

Each card will be labeled as a "Mississippi Voter Identification Card" and will contain a variety of security features. The Mississippi Voter ID card will be valid for as long as the voter remains qualified to vote in Mississippi. The card is valid ONLY for voter identification purposes.