JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- A new study finds nearly all Mississippi voters who cast ballots in the November General Election have one form of acceptable photo identification included in the state's Voter ID law.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced the findings of the study Wednesday morning in Jackson.
The survey was conducted by Edison Research found over 98 percent of those who voted had some form of acceptable ID.
The research company talked with nearly 6,000 randomly selected Mississippi voters at 30 polling precincts across the state on November 6.
Hosemann says less than one percent of those asked did not have one of the eight forms of photo ID.
He says some voters did not answer the question.
Hosemann also released proposed administrative rules for the new Voter ID requirement.
Under these rules, any voter who lacks an acceptable photo ID may obtain a free voter ID card from the Circuit Clerk’s Office by
presenting the same materials accepted to register to vote under the federal Help America Vote Act.
The Secretary of State’s Office has entered into an agreement with the Department of Vital Statistics to allow Circuit Clerks to verify birth records of voters who cannot provide these materials, at no cost to the voter.
Hoseman says his office will also enter into an agreement with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to utilize existing transportation services to provide free transportation for voters who need a free voter ID card but lack transportation to the Circuit Clerk’s Office.