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Hosemann expects first general election with voter ID to go smoothly

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann expects the first general election held under the new voter ID law to go smoothly. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann expects the first general election held under the new voter ID law to go smoothly.
Next week's election will be the first general election under Mississippi's new voter ID law.   

In last June's primary, Mississippi voters were required, for the first time, to show a photo ID to vote, either in-person or absentee in-person. 

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said 99.9 percent of voters in both parties showed up to vote in that election with a proper ID and he expects the same level of success next Tuesday.  

"We're anticipating a same kind of result this time," Hosemann said. "And that's a real credit to Mississippi voters.  The first time we had ever done it was in June and everybody showed up with an ID. So, it worked out very, very well, and it obviously saved Mississippi millions of dollars in legal fees, because Texas and Arkansas and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, they all got sued and we didn't," he said.  

Hosemann said about 400,000 voters could cast ballots in next Tuesday's election.  

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