Centering on Coronavirus: Voting During a Pandemic

By Julia Baumel — April 2, 2020

“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.

Facts At-A-Glance

  • $1.4 billion is the cost of implementing nationwide mail-in voting, according to the Brennan Center.

  • Postponing election day would require Congress to pass legislation that would be signed by the president and upheld in the courts.

  • 28 states offer “No-excuse” absentee voting.

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