If you or someone you know needs an identification card, call the Rankin County Circuit Clerk at 601-825-1466.
Acceptable forms of identification to present at your voting precinct on Election Day include:
- A driver’s license
- A photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the state of Mississippi
- A United States passport
- A government employee ID card
- A firearms license
- A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college
- A United States military ID
- A tribal photo ID
- Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any state government
- A Mississippi Voter Identification Card
Voter ID background:
Mississippi passed a voter identification requirement in 2012.
On June 25, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Section IV of the Voting Rights Act was unenforceable. The ruling effectively disabled Section V, which required the state of Mississippi to have any changes to its election laws reviewed by the Department of Justice or a DC federal court.
With this ruling, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has put Voter ID into effect in the state of Mississippi.