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HB 921 - Requires Photo Identification to Vote - Key Vote

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John Moore voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (79-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that requires voters to present photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present a valid form of photo identification to an election manager or registrar prior to voting (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that any of the following are valid forms of photo identification for voting purposes (Sec. 1):
    • A Mississippi state driver’s license;
    • An identification card issued by a branch, department, agency, or other entity of the state of Mississippi;
    • A U.S. passport;
    • An employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter issued by any branch, department, agency, or other entity of the federal government or the state of Mississippi;
    • A Mississippi license to carry a pistol or revolver;
    • A tribal identification card containing a photograph of the voter;
    • A U.S. military card;
    • A student identification card containing a photograph of the voter issued by an accredited institution of the state of Mississippi; or
    • A Mississippi voter identification card.
  • Authorizes a person who does not have a valid form of identification or has a religious objection to being photographed to cast an affidavit ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Requires any voter that submits an affidavit ballot to submit a valid form of photo identification to the registrar, or affirm their religious convictions to the registrar, within 5 days of casting the affidavit ballot in order for the individual's vote to be counted (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits any state agency from charging a fee for a voter identification card, and specifies that any costs associated with voter identification cards shall be paid for out of the General Fund (Sec. 2).
  • Requires an applicant for a voter identification card to present any of the following forms of identification to the registrar (Sec. 2):
    • A photo identity document;
    • Documentation showing the person’s date and place of birth;
    • A social security card;
    • A Medicare card;
    • A Medicaid card; or
    • Evidence of the applicant’s residence in his or her respective county.
  • Specifies that a voter identification card is valid as long as the cardholder remains at his or her same place of residency (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (34-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires voters to present photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present a valid form of photo identification to an election manager or registrar prior to voting (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that any of the following are valid forms of photo identification for voting purposes (Sec. 1):
    • A Mississippi state driver’s license;
    • An identification card issued by a branch, department, agency, or other entity of the state of Mississippi;
    • A U.S. passport;
    • An employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter issued by any branch, department, agency, or other entity of the federal government or the state of Mississippi;
    • A Mississippi license to carry a pistol or revolver;
    • A tribal identification card containing a photograph of the voter;
    • A U.S. military card;
    • A student identification card containing a photograph of the voter issued by an accredited institution of the state of Mississippi; or
    • A Mississippi voter identification card.
  • Authorizes a person who does not have a valid form of identification or has a religious objection to being photographed to cast an affidavit ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Requires any voter that submits an affidavit ballot to submit a valid form of photo identification to the registrar, or affirm their religious convictions to the registrar, within 5 days of casting the affidavit ballot in order for the individual's vote to be counted (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits any state agency from charging a fee for a voter identification card, and specifies that any costs associated with voter identification cards shall be paid for out of the General Fund (Sec. 2).
  • Requires an applicant for a voter identification card to present any of the following forms of identification to the registrar (Sec. 2):
    • A photo identity document;
    • Documentation showing the person’s date and place of birth;
    • A social security card;
    • A Medicare card;
    • A Medicaid card; or
    • Evidence of the applicant’s residence in his or her respective county.
  • Specifies that a voter identification card is valid as long as the cardholder remains at his or her same place of residency (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (78-40) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

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