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VOL. 128 | NO. 32 | Friday, February 15, 2013

Arkansas Panel Advances Voter ID Bill

ANDREW DeMILLO | Associated Press

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A Senate panel has advanced legislation requiring Arkansas voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot.

The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday approved a voter ID bill proposed by Republican Sen. Bryan King of Green Forest.

The proposal would allow voters to cast a provisional ballot if they don't have an ID. For their vote to be counted, they must show an ID to county election officials by the following Monday or sign an affidavit stating they can't show an ID because they're indigent or for religious reasons.

State law already requires poll workers to ask voters for identification. Voters can still cast a ballot without showing ID.

The Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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