Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down state's voter ID law

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Posted: Oct 15, 2014 6:00 PM

LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a state law requiring voters to present identification before being allowed to cast ballot in elections, saying the measure runs counter to the state's constitution.

"We hold that Act 595 requiring proof of identity is unconstitutional on its face and imposes a requirement that falls outside the ambit of article 3. section 1. of the Arkansas Constitution, " it said in its ruling.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)