***Statement from Secretary Hosemann regarding Voter Identification Department of Justice Response***

“The Department of Justice has requested information from the Attorney General as to whether the addition of a Constitutional voter identification provision had a discriminatory purpose. That issue was decided last November by a vote of all the citizens of Mississippi in a free and fair election.

The Department of Justice also asked if there is a discriminatory effect. We believe the process of implementation authorized by the Mississippi Legislature and the rules and regulations will show no discrimination against any citizen of Mississippi.”

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Contact: Pamela Weaver, Director of Communications