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Notice of Rule Making and Public Hearing

Posted on: 09/01/2021 2:10 pm

The Arkansas Secretary of State is promulgating new rules in accordance with the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq., and as authorized by Act 980 of 2021, to implement the process by which a registered voter who is the victim of domestic violence may request secure voter status from the county clerks, including without limitation the:

  1. Administrative process a county clerk shall use to verify eligibility for secure voter status;
  2. Documentation required for domestic violence victims to be approved for secure voter status;
  3. Format in which the county clerk shall maintain any address of all registered voters listed on the voter registration roll when the registered voter has a secure voter status; and
  4. Process for complying with a post-election challenge involving a secure voter.

The Arkansas Secretary of State is soliciting comments on the proposed new rules filed with the Secretary of State on September 1, 2021.  A public hearing for the proposed new rules will be held at 9 am on October 6, 2021, at the Arkansas State Capitol, Room 309, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Proposed rules are on the department’s website www.sos.arkansas.gov/news/  or may be obtained by calling (501) 683-0770.  Written comments may be submitted through October 5, 2021, by mailing them to the Arkansas Secretary of State, State Capitol, Suite 04, 500 Woodlane Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 or by email at michael.harry@sos.arkansas.gov.