Hutchinson issues executive order, says COVID-19 valid reason to request absentee ballot | ArkLaTexHomepage – Arkansas

“This order affirms Secretary of State John Thurston’s position that the fear of exposure to COVID-19 or of exposing others at the polls is reason enough for a voter to cast an absentee ballot,” Governor Hutchinson said.

The order allows all 75 of Arkansas’s county clerks to prepare the ballots for counting a week before Election Day without opening the envelopes.

 

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