Change in Registration Procedure Affects All Arkansas Voters

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Department of Finance and Administration a change to the Secretary of State Motor Voter system means voters renewing their registration will have to answer 6 extra questions.

•Have you ever voted in a Federal Election in this state?

•Are you a citizen of the United States of America and an Arkansas resident?

•Will you be eighteen (18) years of age before Election Day?

•Are you presently adjudged mentally incompetent by court of competent jurisdiction?

•Have you ever been convicted of a felony without your sentence having been discharged or pardoned?

•Do you claim the right to vote in another county or state?

These questions were previously only required for voters registering for the first time but, as of Friday, those updating their information will be required to answer all questions as well.

This change comes at the request of the Arkansas Secretary of State. This voter information gathered by DFA in state Revenue Offices is shared with the Secretary of State’s Office then forwarded by the Secretary of State to the appropriate county officials to update registration records.

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