The signature battle touches on constitutional questions of equal protection and free speech. But it is rooted in larger societal trends that are rapidly rendering an individual’s handwriting an unreliable electoral hallmark.But back to Arkansas, where voters just approved a constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote, and Charles Blake:
· Uses secure database to verify that only eligible citizens are registeredMaking it harder to vote has been popular in recent years in the legislature and in other Republican-controlled states. Will making it easier and more secure be well-received?
· Creates a secure electronic database to make it easier for officials to maintain accurate lists of eligible voters
· Modernizes our outdated registration system
· Will allow Arkansans who have not registered to automatically register- if they choose
· Allows Arkansans to unregister at anytime
· Allows Arkansans to automatically update their voter registration after a change of address or whenever needed
· Removes deceased Arkansans from voting rolls
· Defines voter intimidation and makes it a class D felony
· Guarantees the ability for disabled Arkansans to receive assistance at polling places
· Prevents any attempts from blocking a qualified voter from voting.