The Isiah Fredericks Community Center hosted a Voter Awareness Day. Christene Brice, the District 4 Election Commissioner, ran the event as part of a campaign to raise awareness of new voter ID laws. With the primaries just two months away, voters need to be sure they are registered and have a valid photo ID. Brice gave short presentations, covering voting basics. Attendance was low Tuesday, but Brice is hoping that several awareness days spread throughout the month will be enough to reach all voters.
Brice says, “I'm going to have one here on April 15th at the Isiah Fredericks Center, and we're going to have two at the Orange Grove Community Center. They have over 5,000 voters at the Orange Grove Community Center, so I want to make sure that they know where they're supposed to go, and if there is any information they need concerning that.” The newest change is that all voters will need to bring a valid photo ID, such as a driver's license, passport, or student ID, with them in order to vote. A full list of acceptable IDs can be found at www.msvoterid.ms.gov. If you don't have a photo ID, you can get one for free at the Circuit Clerk's Office. Free transportation is available to the clerk's office to get an ID as well. Call 1-844-678-6837 for more information about getting a voter ID or to request a ride to the clerk's office.