Those facing the greatest hurdles in primaries from the coronavirus are young voters, senior citizens, minorities and people in low income communities.
Voter Access articles on Democracy Chronicles
This section of DC focuses on voter access: a vitally important aspect of democracy concerned with ease of voting and the various barriers in the way. Voter ID, Compulsory Voting and Felon Voting are just some of the hot button issues highlighted here. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
The U.S. elections information clearing house last week issued guidance to mitigate public health risk during voting due to the Coronavirus.
Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, are next on the primary calendar. Election officials in these states are taking extra precautions but predict a safe vote.
New primaries will take place Tuesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, states are urging other voting methods to circumvent the challenges posed by the virus.
Preventive measures against coronavirus come handy in 2020 elections, even vote-by-mail. But election officials are thinking of other strategies.
The U.S. Government’s recent report on countering cyber threats offers a bleak picture of what could happen if critical systems were brought down.
Broward County in Florida has vote counting challenges. Finding a Broward Supervisor of Elections who can bring back confidence has also been difficult.
Russian interference in 2016 explains the focus on election security ahead of 2020. But disability groups are saying this is hurting voter accessibility.
Democrats say they want to ease the voting process while Republicans say they are fighting fraud. Trump and the RNC are putting millions in lawsuits.
The voting rights act was passed in 1965. It gives all Americans the right to vote. But this has not been the case. Americans are sharing their experience.