Ark. House attempting to override veto of voter ID

Ark. House attempting to override veto of voter ID

The Arkansas House is scheduled to attempt to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would require Arkansas voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House is scheduled to attempt to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would require Arkansas voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

The House is expected to vote Thursday on overriding Beebe's veto of the voter ID legislation. The state Senate voted 21-12 to override on Wednesday.

It takes a simple majority in both chambers of the Legislature to override a governor's veto. Republicans control the House and Senate.

Beebe, a Democrat, vetoed the voter ID bill Monday and said it was an expensive solution in search of a problem. Beebe noted that Arkansas law already requires poll workers to ask voters to show identification. Under current law, voters can still cast a ballot if they don't show an ID.


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