Local election officials get to make the call on photo IDs at polls

The Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women clarified a press release it sent Monday about the voter ID law:

"The Secretary of State’s office states in the administrative rules that local election officials will determine whether a name on a photo ID is “substantially similar” to the elector’s name as it appears on the poll book. Voters who lack acceptable photo ID may simply cast and present acceptable photo ID within five days to the Circuit Clerk’s Office.

"The Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women so urge women to check their names or bring adequate information to the poll.  Although poll workers have been instructed to be mindful of the slight variations, in order to eliminate all possibility of having to cast an affidavit ballot vote, the Commission advises all women to check the county voter roll."