Voter ID Breakdown: Absentee Voting


Absentee Voting


Regular Voter: Absentee Ballot
Returns copy of approved photo ID that is not expired for more than 4 Years

Example of acceptable photo ID include, but are not limited to:

An Arkansas driver's license
An Arkansas state ID
An Arkansas concealed carry handgun license
A U.S. passport
A U.S. military ID document
A student or employee ID card issued by a postsecondary educational institution
A public assistance ID card with photo issued by Arkansas or the federal government
A voter ID card with photo issued by the County Clerk
Detailed list of Verification of Voter Registration ID requirements

 


Regular Voter: Provisional Absentee Ballot
Is unable to provide a copy of an approved photo ID or the copy of the approved photo ID is expired for more than 4 years from the date of the election.

Absentee ballot is treated as a provisional ballot
Signs Verification of Identity Affirmation included in the Voter Statement
Ballot will count, unless for other reasons the County Board of Election Commission determines the ballot will not count

 

 

Military Voters: Absentee Ballot
Military and Merchant Marine voters and their families who are away from the county because of active duty status of a military member are not required to include any form of Voter Verification with their absentee ballot.

 

 

Residents of a Long Term Care or Residential Care Facility: Absentee Ballot
Voters who reside in a long-term care or residential care facility licensed by the State may instead provide documentation from the administrator of the facility attesting that the person is a resident of the facility.

 

Flagged First Time Voters: Absentee Ballot
Returns a copy of an approved current ID (not expired by even one day) or if expired returns a copy of additional ID

 

Examples of additional ID:

Copy of a current utility bill showing the voter's name and address
Copy of bank statement showing the voter's name and address
Copy of government check or paycheck showing the voter's name and address
Copy of another government document showing the voter's name and address
Flagged First Time Voters: Provisional Ballot
A flagged first time voter who fails to return a copy of a current ID, or ID is expired, and no additional ID is provided:

Absentee ballot is treated as a provisional ballot
A flagged voter does not have the option to sign the Verification of Identity Affirmation
Would need to attend the provisional ballot hearing to bring evidence and defend the validity of the ballot