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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Mississippi passed voter ID requirement
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

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.




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