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Voting in the Time of COVID

Prepared by Sally Brown Deskins

Voters standing in line close to each other, handling ballots and using touch screens make for a potentially toxic stew of community transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The current health crisis is creating new issues facing elections. The Bi-Partisan Policy Center outlines the following important topics:

As legislators work to ensure fair elections in times of public health emergencies, they may look for policy options. The National Conference of State Legislatures lists each state’s bills regarding elections on their websites, and encourages voters to review your state’s existing election emergency statutes and review provisional ballot laws to ensure your voting runs smoothly. 

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