There are various types of barriers facing voters including photo ID requirements, voting booth availability, the flexibility of poll hours, and the availability of time off from work with pay for voting. Some states even have financial penalties for the violation of deadlines or rules related to registration lists. Online voter registration, absentee voting, and early voting are some policies that clearly are shown to ease voting. House Bill 1517 aimed to implement an online voting registration system in the state of Arkansas but failed to pass the state senate. Sarah Kellogg had this article in Public Radio from UA Little Rock. Here is an excerpt:
A bill that would have established an online voting registration system in Arkansas failed to pass the state Senate on Thursday.
House Bill 1517, which passed the Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, was one final vote away from passing the legislature and going to the governor.
Under the bill, citizens in Arkansas, who have conducted business with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, would have had the ability to register to vote through an online system.