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Pulaski County Works to Prevent Voter ID Complaints at Polls

Pulaski County election officials tried to keep controversy over Voter ID away from the polls during Tuesday's primary run-off election.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Pulaski County election officials tried to keep controversy over Voter ID away from the polls during Tuesday's primary run-off election. 

Complaints over implementation of Voter ID at the polls had caused concerns for the election commission during the May primary. On Tuesday, officials took steps to address the problem. 

According to Pulaski County Director of Elections Bryan Poe, the commission began looking into the issue of voters being quizzed about information on their identification the day after the primary election. Tuesday, election managers made the rounds to prevent it from happening again. 

Poe said polling site supervisors were contacted at polling places that were particularly problematic during the primary. Those supervisors were instructed to keep an eye out for problems and to be sure to address them. 

Area managers were also sent to all of the 114  polling locations in the county this morning to remind poll workers of the process regarding Voter ID to make sure the primary experience wasn't repeated.

"We're having them to go visit all polling locations this morning and go over the ID procedures with everybody, just to make sure we're all on the same page," Poe said.

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