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Disrupted Federal Elections: Policy Issues for Congress [Updated March 27, 2020]   [open pdf - 427KB]

From the Document: "The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has renewed interest in how election administrators and political campaigns prepare for emergencies and natural disasters. Some states have postponed primary elections. Political campaigns have expanded online outreach in lieu of in-person events. According to media reports, national party conventions are proceeding as scheduled, but contingency plans are under consideration. Legislation has proposed additional funding and voting options in federal elections. As of this writing, legislation and elections planning are changing daily. This product will be updated periodically. This updated CRS [Congressional Research Service] In Focus briefly introduces historical and policy issues that could be relevant for congressional oversight, legislation, or appropriations related to what this product calls 'disrupted elections'. This term means events such as natural disasters, other emergencies, or cyberattacks that could substantially delay or prevent normal voting, election administration, or campaigning."

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CRS In Focus, IF11456
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2020-03-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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