Photo ID Required for Primary Early Voting

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No matter where you’re voting during the upcoming primary election, you’ll need to show proof of your identity. 

Less than a week ago, the Arkansas Supreme Court put a hold on a Pulaski County Judge’s decision which blocked the enforcement of Arkansas photo ID law. 

Governor Asa Hutchinson signed the bill into law in March of 2017, it was then challenged by a voter in Little Rock. 

The law is similar to a 2013 law that was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2014 with one key difference. Under this law, voters who cannot show photo ID can cast a provisional ballot if they sign a sworn statement confirming their identities. 

Betsy Harrell, chief deputy county clerk of Benton County, says a variety of photo ID’s will be accepted. 

“Driver’s license is the easiest, there are several other things such as a concealed carry permit, a military ID, if you have a student ID from a state accredited university, that’s also acceptable,” Harrell explained. 

In November, voters will be able to vote on a proposal to add a voter ID requirement to the state constitution. 

For a full list of acceptable forms of identification, click here.  

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