LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -

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.