Mississippi’s Voter ID petition drive is moving forward and has acquired the numbers needed to continue the process to place the initiative on the state wide ballot.
The petition drive had to capture 90,000 signatures divided between the five old congressional districts. According to sources close to the effort, over 22,000 signatures have been compiled in the First, Second, and Third Congressional Districts. The Fourth District has just over 20,000 signatures and the old Fifth District has over 21,000. In Circuit Clerk offices across the state there are several hundred more signatures awaiting certification and the certified totals in all districts are expected to rise. The hope is to have each district exceed 22,000 signatures at the end of the effort and given the totals thus far it looks promising. Plans are to deliver the petitions to the Secretary of State’s office February 11th.