Oct 18, 2022 - Politics
Arkansas ranked low for voting access
Arkansas is one of the most restrictive states in the U.S. in terms of voting barriers.
What's happening: The state ranks 48th, according to the nonpartisan 2022 Cost of Voting Index published in the Election Law Journal.
- Four Republican-sponsored laws that created new restrictions on Arkansas voters were passed in 2021, including adding photo ID requirements to provisional ballots, prohibiting anyone from standing within 100 feet of a polling place and changing the deadline for mail-in ballots.
Context: The index is based on state policies in 10 categories, including voter registration, ID laws and absentee voting.
Be smart: Early voting begins Oct. 24. Check your registration status and polling locations and see sample ballots.
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