LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Secretary of State Mark Martin says he's eager to correct any deficiencies in voter registration for low-income residents but says a Washington, D.C.-based group's criticism isn't valid.
Martin responded Monday to the group Project Vote, which issued a report last month saying state offices in 2010 didn't provide voter registration forms to people applying for food or health assistance.
The group also said there was a sharp drop-off in people registering to vote at state offices that provide those services.
Martin says the group surveyed only three counties, which it didn't name. And he says the drop-off in registrations happened because many people registered the first year the forms were handed out to aid applicants. When the people reapplied for aid, they were already registered and didn't need the forms.
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