Centering on Coronavirus: Voting During a Pandemic
“Voting During a Pandemic,” the second installment in The New Center’s “Centering on Coronavirus” policy series published on April 2, 2020, discusses the various implications of the coronavirus on our elections, how states have responded, and why a massive expansion of mail-in voting may be the only feasible way to conduct the November general election.
Postponing election day
would require Congress to pass legislation that would be signed by the president and upheld in the courts.
“No-excuse” absentee voting
is offered by 28 states
the cost of implementing nationwide mail-in voting, according to the Brennan Center.