Lawsuit filed over Arkansas absentee ballot rejections

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit asks a federal judge to require Arkansas election officials to give absentee voters a chance to correct their ballots before they’re rejected due to signature issues.

The League of Women Voters of Arkansas argues in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that Arkansas law regarding absentee ballots disenfranchises voters because they’re not given any notice or chance to cure any deficiencies.

The lawsuit comes as a spike in absentee ballots is expected due to the coronavirus.

The governor last month signed an executive order stating that concern about the virus was a valid excuse to vote absentee.

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