Delay OK for voter ID

Jim Gaines
Staff Writer

The Mississippi Secretary of State's office has gotten reports that voters in Tuesday's primary election were told they have to show photo identification by 7 p.m. the same day in order for their votes to count.
That's not true, according to a news release from Pamela Weaver, the secretary of state's communication director.
Photo ID is required to vote, but people without ID on hand can still file provisional ballots and show ID later, she said.
“Voters who do not present valid photo identification have five business days from the date of the election (until Tuesday, August 11) to present valid photo ID to their Circuit Clerk’s Office or obtain a free, Mississippi Voter ID card,” the news release said.