In Australia, Queensland’s top officials say you are more at risk of contracting the coronavirus in the supermarket aisle than the polling booth.
Election Methods articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Threats to voting infrastructure have been core concern since 2020. Amid coronavirus, experts are still more and more in favour of a return to paper ballots
Coronavirus may significantly modify voting methods and it is possible that these changes will not be restricted to the 2020 elections.
Voting by mail in the November presidential election remains a possibility as long as coronavirus continues making in-person voting virtually impossible.
Election officials in states with restrictive absentee requirements are looking for ways to allow as many voters as possible to use absentee ballots.
Vote by mail has gained momentum since the coronavirus outbreak worsened. However, implementing it is not fast, easy or cheap.
The Coronavirus Relief Bill is under consideration in the Senate. It sets aside $400million to protect upcoming elections against the pandemic threat.
There is a bipartisan push to expand mail-in voting ahead of the November 2020 elections. This measure is to ensure coronavirus ready elections.
Due to coronavirus, a dozen states, including Ohio and Maryland, are considering expanding absentee and mail-in voting for the remaining of the primaries.
Voters and stakeholders are asking for the expanded use of vote by mail during coronavirus. However, this election method has a number of risks.