“I don’t know if there is a relationship between the level of security and the level of rules around absentee balloting,” said Ryan Williamson, a former assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University now working at the R Street Institute, a Washington-based free market think tank. “I don’t know if any work has illustrated that. Absentee balloting still has the requirements of no-signature verification. You have to include the ID the same as you would if you voted in person.”