Group says Ark. voter registration access lacking

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Washington, D.C.-based group says Arkansas has denied low-income residents the opportunity to register to vote, and Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office says he is looking into the claim.

The nonprofit group Project Vote says it complained to Martin’s office and two state agencies about voter registration forms not being made available to residents when they register vehicles or receive federal health or nutrition assistance.

Martin spokesman Alex Reed said a letter sent on behalf of the Arkansas NAACP arrived on Tuesday and that the office will address the complaints. Reed noted that the examples cited by the group were from 2010, before Martin took office.

Reed says training sessions take place regularly and can be used to address any deficiencies identified by the group.

 

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