LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A civil liberties group is asking an Arkansas judge to block the state from enforcing its new voter ID law while he considers a lawsuit challenging the requirement's constitutionality.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against the law, which requires voters at the polls to show photo identification before casting a ballot. The group and the Arkansas Public Law Center sued the state over the law last week, saying it violates Arkansas' constitution.
The groups sued on behalf of four voters who they said would be harmed by the law.
The May 20 primary will be the first statewide test of the new law, which was approved by the Legislature last year. Early voting for the primary begins May 5.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.