In 2018, Michigan passed a ballot amendment that significantly expanded the accessibility and security of elections.
As with most aspects of our daily lives, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the administration of elections. Several states have already postponed primaries that were scheduled for this spring, and the few in-person elections that have taken place were marred by chaos. But with an election date of November 3 more or less set in stone, how can the general election be conducted safely if the pandemic is still raging in the fall?
With customary voter sign-up methods shut down and some states not offering online registration, Democrats must work to harvest first-time voters.
Officials in states where everyone casts their ballot by mail say Republican claims, like those made by local leaders and even President Donald Trump, that such elections are havens for fraud and stolen elections aren’t true.
As COVID-19 threatens to disrupt the upcoming presidential election in November by potentially making it harder, and maybe even impossible, to vote in person, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you are ready to vote in any upcoming primary and certainly at the presidential election on November 3, 2020.
Former first lady Michelle Obama and the non-partisan organization she co-chairs on Monday threw its support behind Democratic legislation seeking to expand access to mail-in voting and early voting amid the coronavirus outbreak in the US.
Presidential elections are typically prime time for bringing new people into the political process, but the coronavirus pandemic is making voter registration more difficult than ever, prompting concerns that many young Americans and other nonvoters might miss their chance to get onto the rolls before November.
As Americans heed scientific experts’ warnings to stay home and distance themselves from others amid the coronavirus pandemic, political campaigners and get-out-the-vote activists have been forced to close offices, cease door-to-door canvassing, and move to entirely online efforts.
We are now 55 days away from March 3, which — in case you have managed to forget — is California’s Primary Day, now and for the foreseeable future.