Time running short for women to check voter ID

Women have until May 3 to check that the name on their photo ID matches the name on county voter rolls to participate in the upcoming 2014 elections, members of the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women said in a news release Monday. 

The June 3 primaries will be the first time voters will need to show a photo identification card to cast a vote. Both the Republican and Democratic parties have primaries for the U.S. Senate and Congress. 

“Women have about two weeks to make sure their ID card and voter registration card match,” said Rosalind Rawls, executive director of the Commission on the Status of Women. “Voter ID is part of Mississippi’s elections now. We don’t want any women to be surprised on Election Day when they learn the name on their ID card doesn’t match the rolls, and they can’t vote.”