Voters Face New Law, Changes

Election Officials Predict Few Problems

Posted: May 18, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO BEN GOFF Horace Crosby holds up his new Arkansas voter identification card Friday in front of the Benton County Courthouse in Bentonville. Crosby, who recently made Highfill his permanent residence and still has an out-of-state driver’s license, says he experienced numerous delays in obtaining suitable identification to vote in Arkansas.

BENTONVILLE -- Horace Crosby, 64, of Gentry had no photo identification that met the state's new voter identification law's requirements. So he became the first voter in Benton County to have an election ID made for him at the county clerk's office -- and the camera on the machine broke.

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Voter ID

Under a new Arkansas law, acceptable voter photo identification includes:

• An Arkansas driver’s license

• A concealed handgun carry license

• A United States passport

• An employee badge or identification document that’s been issued by the State of Arkansas, the federal government or a postsecondary educational institution.

• A United States military identification document

• A student identification card issued by an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the State of Arkansas

• A public assistance identification card

Source: Arkansas Secretary Of State

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