Mississippi passed voter ID requirement

On November 8, 2011, Mississippi voters passed the Mississippi Identification Petition by a referendum vote. The bill required voters to show government-issued identification in order to vote. The law states that those who do not have ID can be issued one for free; however, required documents may include a fee to reproduce. Other states, including Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, have also passed voter ID laws.

Read an overview of US Voting Rights in Features.


About This Day at Law

This Day at Law is JURIST's platform for legal history, highlighting interseting and important developments that shaped the law and the world.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.