Voting in Mississippi? Take photo ID to the polls

November 8, 2016 in News

mississippi-votingBy EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi voters must show a driver’s license or other photo identification before casting a ballot in the presidential race.

Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday.

The presidential candidates have spent little time fighting over Mississippi’s six electoral votes. Republican Donald Trump campaigned in the state twice before the primary and once since becoming the nominee, while Democrat Hillary Clinton has focused her efforts in other states. Mississippi has voted Republican in every presidential race since 1980.

All four of Mississippi’s U.S. House races are on the ballot, as are four races for state Supreme Court and four races for state Court of Appeals. Special elections are being held to fill two vacancies in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

State law bans people from taking photos of their marked ballots.