Arkansas lawmakers vote to reinstate voter photo-ID

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers approved a measure that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. They sent the governor a requirement that was struck down as unconstitutional more than two years ago.

The House had already approved a previous version of the legislation. On Monday, it signed off on changes added by the Senate that would let voters without photo identification cast provisional ballots if they sign sworn statements.

The Arkansas Legislature enacted a similar voter ID law in 2013, but the measure was struck by the state Supreme Court the following year. The bill passed on Monday is aimed at addressing some justices' argument that the restriction needed two-thirds legislative approval.

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