Hosemann: Voter ID should pass in 2011

By The Associated Press

NATCHEZ — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippi voters will have a chance to shape the state’s history next year, as three statewide referendums will be on the November 2011 ballot.

The Natchez Democrat reports Hosemann, speaking Wednesday at a local civic club, says he expects a requirement for voters provide an ID when at the polls to pass.

Hosemann says more than two dozen statewide referendums have been attempted in Mississippi’s history but none has passed.

He says he also expects voters to approve a “personhood” amendment that states that life begins at conception, not birth; and an amendment that would prohibit state and local government from taking private land through use of eminent domain and giving it to any other person or business.