The 50-page ruling, handed down Wednesday, also agreed with Pulaski County Judge Tim Fox that the Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners overstepped it's administrative authority by allowing a seven-day "cure" period to count absentee ballots submitted without a voter ID.
The result of the decision means any absentee ballot submitted without a voter ID will not be counted.
However, voters are still required to submit a voter ID when voting absentee or in-person at polling locations.
The 5-2 split decision did not address the overall legality of Act 595 passed by the general assembly in 2013.
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