Measures on absentee ballots, voting issues OK’d by Senate
The Arkansas state Senate has passed bills concerning absentee ballots. The bill in question prohibits election officials from sending voters unsolicited absentee ballot applications and requires that a voter’s absentee ballot signature match the one on their voter registration application. The bill passed along party lines, with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats (and one independent) voting against.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.