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Error could prevent some from voting in November

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

Eligible voters in Arkansas could be turned away from the ballot booth during the November election.

In previous years, the Secretary of State’s office received a list of felons from the Department of Correction. According to state law, the SOS must now go through the Arkansas Crime Information Center.

According to KARK-TV, however, there was a major issue during the first year of the change.

The list includes names of felons who can’t vote and names of felons who can vote.

The ACIC told KARK-TV that the Secretary of State’s office asked for all felony records. The list includes nearly 200,000 names and dates back to the 1970s.

"There may be some errors in the system. We've acknowledged that that's a possibility," Press Manager Chris Powell told the Little Rock station. "With any large data set, in which humans are involved with putting numbers in, there may be some errors, but we're hoping those will get worked out." 

County clerks across the state are working to determine how to best proceed before the November election.

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