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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forgets ID at Poll

Asa Hutchinson says he supports the state's voter ID law.
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Asa Hutchinson waves to motorists as he campaigns for the Republican nomination in the race for Arkansas governor durng the state's primary election day in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)Danny Johnston / AP
/ Source: Associated Press

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- A Republican candidate for Arkansas governor supports the new voter ID law, but he was left waiting after he forgot his identification.

Spokesman Christian Olson told The Associated Press that Asa Hutchinson forgot his ID when he attempted to vote at the polls in Bentonville on Monday.

Olson says a staffer was able to retrieve the ID and bring it to Hutchinson so he could vote. This election marks the first statewide test of the law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

A state judge has ruled the measure unconstitutional, but suspended his ruling and said he won't prevent enforcement of the law during the primary.

Olson said Hutchinson thought the incident was a "little bit of an inconvenience" but still believes the law is necessary.

- The Associated Press