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Ark. election board approves absentee ballot rules

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Arkansas' board of election commissioners has approved a set of proposed, permanent rules for absentee ballots.

With one audible dissenting vote, the seven-member board voted Wednesday to accept the emergency rules adopted in late February as permanent provisions. The temporary rules were set to expire in mid-July.

The new rules would permanently allow a brief grace period for absentee voters to submit proof of identification if they didn't attach them with their ballot.

The Pulaski County Election Commission has filed a lawsuit against the board over those changes -- saying the rules conflict with the state attorney general's opinion.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has said Arkansas' voter-identification law doesn't grant extra time for absentee voters to cast a provisional ballot.

The rules now go before a legislative panel.

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