Renewed questions about the way legislation was approved that would require Arkansas voters to show photo identification at the polls delayed the measure from heading toward a final vote in the state Senate Monday. The Senate delayed a vote on the legislation after a lawmaker questioned whether it required a higher vote threshold in both chambers of the Legislature. Similar concerns had been rejected in the House last week, but a Senate panel planned to take up the matter today.
“It’s just another obstacle that’s being thrown up,” said Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, the sponsor of the voter ID bill.
The objections center on the claim that King’s measure changes a state constitutional amendment regarding voter registration. That amendment says lawmakers can only change the registration process with a two-thirds majority vote.