Mississippi has been recognized for its efforts to promote and protect the voting rights of servicemen and women. The Military Voter Protection Project has named Mississippi an "All-Star" state for making military voters a priority in elections.
The group cited the state's efforts to provide on-base voter assistance and its use of electronic and web-based services to send election materials.
"We've been the leader in electronic voting," said Delbert Hosemann, secretary of state. "Our servicemen and women here and everywhere can go on my website, get a ballot from their home county, cast that ballot either in the mail or send it back electronically," Hosemann said.
Hosemann has also reacted to a study from New York University Law School critical of the state's new voter ID law. It estimates nearly 50,000 low-income Mississippians could have trouble getting a government-issued photo ID which might be eventually needed to vote.
Hosemann says the study is misleading and misrepresents what's happening in the state.