New Voter ID Law

Voters are encouraged to make themselves aware and plan accordingly to ease confusion concerning Arkansas’ new voter identification law before going to the polls or send in an absentee ballot.

Beginning January 2014, Act 595 of 2013 requires voters to present a valid photo identification at the polls. A valid photo identification must be issued by the federal government, State of Arkansas or an accredited Arkansas college or university. Your name and photograph must be on the valid photo identification and it must not be expired for more than four years before election day.

If you do not have a valid photo identification, a free Voter Identification Card can be processed at the Voter Registration Office.

For those voting as absentees, a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter is required for your vote to count.

For more information call Vicki Jones, Van Buren County Voter Registration Office at 501-745-8683 or e-mail at

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