Do I need to show ID to be able to vote?

Yes. When you arrive at your polling place, Arkansas poll workers will be required to request that you present a photo ID card. This ID must show your name and photo, and must be issued by either the state or federal government. A free voter verification card is available through the Secretary of State’s office or your county clerk for any voter who does not have another ID valid for voting. The ID card must not be expired for more than four (4) years on election day.

IDs that meet the requirements include a driver’s license, a photo identification card, a concealed carry handgun permit, a U.S. Passport, a student ID or employee badge from an accredited postsecondary institution, a military ID, a voter verification card, or a public assistance ID that shows a photo of the cardholder.

This law is controversial and could impact voting rights of individuals without a valid ID. It is current under litigation and could be reverse or changed before the primary election on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 or the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 

To read more about the lawsuit, visit KUAR's story here. If you have any questions about the voter ID law, please call our campaign office at 501-372-7285.