Mississippi Voter ID initiative surpasses signature halfway mark
JACKSON, Mississippi: According to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi Voter Identification Petition (2011) proponents have gathered more than half of the required signatures to place the initiative on the 2011 statewide ballot. A minimum of 90,000 valid signatures are required to qualify the measure. The measure, if successful, would require Voter ID at the polls in the state. The measure was previously proposed for the 2008 ballot, however, Mississippi State Senate failed to take action on the proposal. The 2011 initiative is sponsored by Delbert Hosemann and Sen. Joey Fillingane.