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Voter ID Law Gets its First Test in Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi voters were required to show identification for the first time in Tuesday's primary election.

The new voter ID law encountered only a few problems. After polls had been open for several hours, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said fears of problems arising from voters being asked or identification did not materialize.

Voters could show a driver's license or another form of a government-issued photo identification card at the polls. If the person did not have the proper ID, the voter could vote by an affidavit ballot.

Those ballots would be counted if the person goes back to an election clerk's office within five days to show ID.

Hosemann said his office took limited calls about voter ID.

Voter turnout appeared light early Tuesday but picked up later in some areas.

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