Voting by mail will make the 2020 election safer for our health

Can “at-home voting” be ramped up nationwide by November?

Ballots in Portland, Ore., in 2016; photo by Don Ryan/AP

"Many voters who might otherwise not have the opportunity will be happy to cast their ballots at home this November. But rushing to put it into place nationwide would surely bring some unpleasant and unintended consequences." 

— Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Director, MIT Election Data and Science Lab

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"As the novel coronavirus pandemic besieges the United States,more and more observers are suggesting that November’s votes should be cast by mail — allowing the least possible in-person contact, reducing health risks to both voters and poll workers.

Full article at The Washington Post


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