- Will accept the following, valid forms of identification: drivers license,
identification card issued by the state of Mississippi, US passport, employee identification card, student identification card from a school in Mississippi, license to carry a pistol or revolver, pilot license, US military identification card, official voter registration card [sec. 1 (2)].
- Allows a person without proper identification to vote by affidavit ballot, which will be counted if upon inspection the person is found to be a registered voter [sec. 1 (3)].
- Provides that any person who uses identification requirements to intimidate a voter or to prevent a qualified voter from casting a ballot maybe fined not less than $50,000 and/or imprisoned for between one and five years [sec. 1 (4)].
- Substitute adopted by the Senate Elections Committee on 2/21/08.
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.