Trevor Bexon / ShutterstockA man places a ballot in a mailbox in the above stock image. (Trevor Bexon / Shutterstock)
Arkansas became the latest state to pass a series of election security reforms this week, sending multiple bills to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk.
The bills, overwhelmingly passed by the state’s Republican legislature, deal with in-person and absentee voting, among other issues.
Hutchinson has not publicly said whether he plans to sign them.
The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that prohibits clerks from sending unsolicited absentee ballot applications to voters and requires them to report how many such applications they receive each day.
It also requires voters’ signatures to match the signature given when they first registered to vote.
While advocates have said that signature verification is