Voter ID passes to become constitutional amendment
LITTLE ROCK, (KATV) —
Voters decided to pass an amendment that would require voter ID at the polls, according to Talk Business & Politics Roby Brock.
Before the election, the Arkansas Supreme Court upheld the law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot at the polls.
Earlier in the year, a state judge blocked the enforcement of the law, but other justices agreed with the ruling and kept it in practice while reviewing the case.
Lawmakers passed Issue 2, but since it was on the ballot, it was up to voters to make it a constitutional amendment.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, 79 percent voted for the issue to become an constitutional amendment, and 21 percent voted against.