SEVERE WX : Heat Advisory View Alerts

Arkansas Supreme Court says state can enforce voter ID law

US Supreme Court / Anthony Kennedy (MGNOnline)

Arkansas' highest court says the state can enforce a voter ID law in the May 22 primary despite a judge declaring the measure unconstitutional.

Posted: May 2, 2018 8:19 PM

BC-US--Voter ID-Arkansas
Arkansas Supreme Court says state can enforce voter ID law
Eds: APNewsNow.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' highest court says the state can enforce a voter ID law in the May 22 primary despite a judge declaring the measure unconstitutional.

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday granted the state's request to halt a Pulaski County judge's ruling blocking the law's enforcement before the May 22 primary. Early voting for the primary begins Monday.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray last week sided with a voter who said the new law circumvents a 2014 Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that struck down a previous voter ID measure. The lawsuit challenging the 2017 law was filed by a Little Rock voter who was among the four people who sued over the previous photo ID requirement.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

5/2/2018 3:44:07 PM (GMT -5:00)

Article Comments

Huntsville
Few Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 79°
Florence
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 84°
Fayetteville
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 81°
Decatur
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 74°
Scottsboro
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 82°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Community Events