ABSTRACT

Lessons Learned from the 2020 Primary During COVID-19   [open pdf - 895KB]

From the Document: "This document includes common themes and feedback from election officials, in their own words, outlining their observations, lessons learned, and best practices based on their experience of adjusting to conducting a large turnout election after the outbreak of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] required stay at home orders across the United States. This document does not include feedback from states that saw no shift in their processes due to already conducting their elections by mail and is not exhaustive of all experiences in the 2020 primary election calendar. It includes information shared with the EAC [Election Assistance Commission] through webinars, interviews, and a public hearing on lessons learned from the 2020 primaries. While officials saw a surge of ballots cast by mail or absentee, it is notable that election officials spent considerable time highlighting to the EAC the unique challenges they faced in conducting in-person voting and the extensive planning that they are undertaking to ensure safe and accessible in-person voting for November."

Report Number:
Version 1.0
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Date:
2020-09-04?
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Election Assistance Commission: https://www.eac.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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