Election Reform Takes Shape

January 17, 2003
Posted at: 2:35 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A House committee this morning discussed several pieces of election reform legislation, but the sponsor decided to bring them up later.

The main element legislators considered was whether to involve the state in a federal pilot project that would allow Arkansans in the military and residents overseas to cast ballots electronically.

The secretary of state says officials will meet next week and gather more information, including whether the state will have to pay to participate. Sponsor Barbara King, a Helena Democrat, decided to bring her bill back later.

That bill and several others are the result of an election study commission that has worked for more than a year to try to improve elections in Arkansas.

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