Ensuring Safe Elections: Federal Funding Needs for Sate and Local Governments During the Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The coronavirus pandemic has changed voting behavior and poses an extraordinary challenge to state and local officials as they seek to ensure that elections in 2020 are fair, safe, and secure. As national policymakers consider how people should vote in light of the pandemic, elections themselves have already changed. Millions of voters are requesting mail ballots, far more than would have been the case otherwise. Many fewer are updating their registrations at government offices. Instead, they register online or find other ways to sign up. Governments face the unforeseen cost of investing in personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitation supplies to reduce the risk of illness and even death to their workers and voters. Even if no rules change, the 2020 election will be costly."

Brennan Center for Justice; R Street Institute; University of Pittsburgh. Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security; Alliance for Securing Democracy
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