This article is from Huffpost by Paul Blumenthal
The coronavirus pandemic is causing significant disruptions to American elections…
But it’s vital to ensure people can still exercise their right to vote. Advocacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Brennan Center for Justice and the National Vote At Home Institute, as well as politicians from both political parties, are calling on states to take quick action to ensure that voters will be able to cast ballots this year. They are urging states to quickly adopt new policies to increase options for voting from home, including allowing no-excuse mail-in absentee voting and mailing ballots to every voter to enable this. At the same time, they say states must maintain safe in-person polling locations for communities, like Native Americans and the non-English proficient, who need them.
“If that’s going to happen, it’s going to have to be planned now,” said Rick Hasen, an election law professor at the University of California-Irvine and author of the book “Election Meltdown.”
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