Arkansas lawmakers are taking up a proposal to require voters to show photo identification and are preparing for a deadline to file bills as they begin the ninth week of this year’s legislative session.
The House on Monday is expected to take up the voter ID legislation, which has already passed the Senate. The measure would require voters to show photo identification before they cast a ballot.
Poll workers are currently required to ask for identification, but voters are not required to show it.
State officials said last week it would cost the state about $300,000 to provide identification cards it would be required to distribute to some voters under the proposal.
Monday is also the deadline for lawmakers to file legislation.