Election cycles come with a number of hurdles but this year’s midterms may in part be challenged by paper shortage. This article is published by Government Matters. Here is an excerpt:
A recent report finds election officials across the country are struggling to make sure they get election materials in time. A big part of that issue is a nationwide paper shortage. Matt Weil, director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Elections Project, explained that supply chain issues are affecting paper, which is still a vital part of elections.
He said there is special paper used for things like voter registration forms and said not all states have moved to online processes.
Recent election cycles have involved late legislative or legal changes, which require reprinting. Weil said that may not be possible this year, which is “a big concern.”
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