2015 Arkansas Code
Title 7 - Elections
Chapter 5 - Election Procedure Generally
Subchapter 3 - Conduct of Elections
§ 7-5-322 - Voter identification card.

AR Code § 7-5-322 (2015) What's This?

(a) (1) (A) The Secretary of State shall provide by rule for the issuance of a voter identification card that may be requested by an individual to be used as proof of identity when appearing to vote in person.

(B) The rules shall include without limitation:

(i) A requirement that the voter identification card include a photograph of the voter;

(ii) Specification of the information to be included on the voter identification card;

(iii) Provisions concerning the expiration of a voter identification card; and

(iv) Provisions for the proof of identity to be provided by the county clerk of the county in which the voter is registered to vote.

(2) Providing for the issuance of a voter identification card under subdivision (a)(1)(A) of this section may include without limitation the purchase by the Secretary of State of cameras and other equipment necessary to generate a voter identification card in the office of the county clerk.

(b) A voter identification card shall be issued without the payment of a fee or charge to an individual who:

(1) Does not have another valid form of proof of identity; and

(2) (A) Is registered to vote; or

(B) Will be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the next election and has submitted a voter registration application.

(c) (1) The Secretary of State or the county clerk shall not require or accept payment for a voter identification card issued for the sole purpose of voter identification.

(2) (A) A person requesting a voter identification card for the sole purpose of voter identification shall sign an oath that he or she does not possess proof of identity under § 7-1-101(31).

(B) The oath shall include the definition of proof of identity under § 7-1-101(31).

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