Secretary of State Agrees that Change is Needed in State's Early Voting Law

DECEMBER 15, 2006 - Posted at 7:11 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels agrees with Pulaski County officials that the state's early-voting laws need to be changed to close off the possibility of double voting.  Daniels told lawmakers yesterday he would support changing the early voting schedule.

The Pulaski County officials said the state's early voting law allows someone to vote after voter rolls have been made up for a Tuesday election, and no one would know on Tuesday if they had voted Monday or Saturday.  Daniels said he would support a proposal to end early voting on the Friday before a Tuesday election day.

Daniels says his office will soon propose a package of legislation to address other problems in the voting calendar, as well.

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