Senator Kamala Harris recently introduced the VoteSafe Act of 2020 in Congress. Her initiative has been widely welcomed by voting rights groups.
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Some states that had tighter controls regarding vote-by-mail are beginning to make changes for their primaries in light of the coronavirus.
A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama announced support Monday for making it easier for people to register to vote and cast ballots during coronavirus.
The rush to expand vote by mail before the November 2020 elections could lead to a new wave of court fights around the polls, experts.
Proposition D seeks to improve city elections in St. Louis Missouri through a package of reforms. It has gathered enough signatures to make a ballot.
Milwaukee voters and officials were angry about long lines and Democrats furious about the non-postponement of the elections. This spells litigation ahead.
The coronavirus has imposed the cancellation of citizenship oath-taking ceremonies. Laureates will, therefore, not be able to vote in November.
The coronavirus has thrown people on both sides of the debate over vote by mail. However, this election method is plagued with some controversies.
Hiring election staff was already a major challenge even before coronavirus. There is now more serious personnel strain whereas workload is more intense.
The battles around electoral procedures in Wisconsin throughout Monday augur a nationwide fight over election methods during coronavirus.