AR Supreme Court: Voter ID Law is Constitutional, Stays On the Books

Published 05/14 2014 04:08PM

Updated 05/15 2014 12:13AM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Supreme Court issued a ruling throwing out last week's decision by a circuit court that had overturned the Voter ID law as unconstitutional.

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.

More on Arkansas Voter ID Law.

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