2015 Arkansas Code
Title 7 - Elections
Chapter 5 - Election Procedure Generally
Subchapter 3 - Conduct of Elections
§ 7-5-321 - Procedure when voter fails to provide proof of identity.

AR Code § 7-5-321 (2015) What's This?

(a) If the voter is listed on the precinct voter registration list but fails to provide proof of identity, the election official shall:

(1) Indicate on the precinct voter registration list that the voter did not provide proof of identity; and

(2) Permit the voter to cast a provisional ballot.

(b) (1) A person who is a resident of a long-term care or residential care facility licensed by the state is not required to provide proof of identity before voting.

(2) A person not required to provide proof of identity under subdivision (b)(1) of this section shall provide documentation from the administrator of the facility attesting that the person is a resident of the facility.

(c) A provisional ballot cast by a voter who did not provide proof of identity shall be counted if:

(1) The voter returns to the county board of election commissioners or the county clerk by 12:00 noon on the Monday following the election and:

(A) Provides proof of identity; or

(B) Provides an affidavit stating that the voter cannot provide proof of identity because the voter:

(i) Is indigent; or

(ii) Has a religious objection to being photographed; and

(2) The voter has not been challenged or required to vote a provisional ballot for any other reason.

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