Arkansas Lawmakers To Review Voter ID Rules

Oct 9, 2013

Arkansas lawmakers are reviewing the rules for enforcing a new state law that will require voters to show photo identification when they cast a ballot.

A subcommittee of the Legislative Council was scheduled Wednesday to discuss the rules that the state Board of Election Commissioner approved for enforcing the voter ID law.

The Republican-controlled Legislature enacted the law earlier this year when it overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe.

Voter casts a ballot.

The rules approved in August closely mirror those outlined in the law, which takes effect in January. 

Opponents of the law have said they plan to sue in state court to block its enforcement.

While Arkansas poll workers already must ask for identification by law, voters don't have to show it to cast a ballot.