Dozens of ballots tossed because of voter ID law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Election officials say two dozen ballots cast in Arkansas' most populous county weren't counted after voters failed to show identification at the polls under the state's new voter ID law.

Pulaski County election officials said that only one person out of 25 who cast a provisional ballot during last week's primary because of lack of identification showed up by Tuesday's deadline to show their ID. The other 24 ballots won't be counted.

Last week's primary was the first statewide enforcement of the new law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. Under the law, voters who didn't show identification at the polls could cast a provisional ballot that wouldn't be counted unless they showed ID by noon Tuesday.

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