Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:07 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Election board approves ballot rule changes

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 28, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

The state Board of Election Commissioners has approved emergency rules about absentee voters that contradict what Arkansas' attorney general has said before.

The board endorsed the rules Friday about absentee ballots for voter identification. They allow voters who did not submit required identification with their absentee ballot to turn in the documents for their vote to be counted by noon Monday following an election.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has said that absentee voters, excluding first-time voters, shouldn't be given more time because Arkansas' law does not address it.

Supporters say that because one group of absentee voters can cast a provisional ballot while one group can't, the rule changes are needed. Opponents say they exceed the board's authority to establish rules on the voter identification law.

Comments on: Election board approves ballot rule changes

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Dental assistant

    dental hygienist in Dr. Kevin Jones WLR office, 2 days a wee...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Drivers

    Local Runshome daily!$1500 Sign On Bonus• Earn Up to $18.55/...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Evis techs

    earn egg-cellent pay openings Along with an excellent compen...
    SILOAM SPRINGS, AR

  • Teachers

    online charter school seeks:•Elementary and Secondary Counse...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Tree tirmmers

    27-temporary Tree Trimmers & Pruners Position: 10/1/14- 12/1...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 931 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online