Hosemann Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

Statement by Secretary Hosemann on Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Opinion

³The United States Supreme Court placed Mississippi on equal footing with
every other State.

The Court¹s decision removes requirements for Mississippi to
travel through the expensive and time consuming Federal application process
for any change to state, county, or municipal voting law.

Mississippi citizens have earned the right to determine our voting
processes. Our relationships and trust in each other have matured. This
chapter is closed.

The process for implementation of Constitutional Voter Identification begins
today. It will be conducted in accordance with the Constitutional Amendment
adopted by the electorate, funded by the Legislature, and regulations as
proposed by the Secretary of State.²