The expansion of vote-by-mail has become a popular demand since the outbreak of the coronavirus. Implementing it may, however, be tougher than it seems.
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Absentee and mail voting systems are a benefit to people who may not be able to attend a polling station in person, either through a physical disability or absence from the locality - although the general public can benefit as well. Also see our section on American democracy or our articles on the Internet and Voting, Military Voting or just general Voter Access.
Coronavirus pandemic threatens the life of the U.S. Postal Service just as it is needed help the most. Funding shortfall could derail vote-by-mail.
The fight to expand vote by mail has received unprecedented support during coronavirus. But whether your vote is counted or not depends on where you live.
Republicans are split over allowing any voter to vote by mail. This division has arisen despite Trump’s opposition regardless of the coronavirus.
The U.S. is hard hit by the coronavirus. Voters face potential life-or-death choices in states with limited absentee voting.
Due to coronavirus lawmakers are pushing for mail-in ballots ahead of 2020 polls. A battle has erupted over the future of the crippled U.S. Postal Service.
In the Civil War era, it was the votes of U.S. troops that put Lincoln over the top and forever changed the way Americans at war vote in elections.
Democratic heartlands in swing states are expanding vote by mail ballot-access during coronavirus. Trump’s home county in Florida is also planning to do so.
Vote-by-mail has been used before. The U.S. military did it during the Civil War with success. It continues to do so today. This is how we know it works.
Does vote-by-mail benefit one party and not the other? A new study has determined that this election method benefits neither party and is nearly fraud-free.