Official Says Arkansas Law Leaves Open Possibility of Fraud

DECEMBER 14, 2006 - Posted at 7:42 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Pulaski County officials say Arkansas' early-voting law makes it possible for someone who cast a ballot before an actual election to do so again on election day.

Kent Walker, Pulaski County's election commission chairman, says double-voting could go undetected if a voter waited until the early voting period had nearly ended -- but after lists of eligible voters had been printed for distribution to polling places on election day.

Walker met yesterday with state legislators from his county to suggest a change that would end early voting on the Friday before a Tuesday election day.

Walker says that would give workers enough time to update lists and prevent fraudulent voting.

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