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Ohio’s Secretary of State issued a directive yesterday extending the use of drop boxes at county election offices for the 2020 general election – but the directive is generating controversy because it says that single drop box is the only one that is permitted this fall.
A new Monmouth University poll finds that the partisan divide over elections – and especially vote-by-mail – persists with Election Day less than twelve weeks away.
States are facing myriad challenges associated with conducting an election during a pandemic, and the latest one is a new twist on a familiar problem: how much personal protective equipment (PPE), including hand sanitizer, to order and deliver to polling places?
Puerto Rico had to halt its primary scheduled yesterday after widespread ballot shortages at polling places around the island, leading to a rescheduled vote and calls for the chief election official to resign.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds finally followed through on a promise made back in June and issued an executive order restoring voting rights to thousands of individuals with felony convictions.
Connecticut’s Secretary of State and local clerks are pointing fingers at one another regarding whose responsibility it is to mail 20,000 ballots in the last week before the August 11 primary.
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have filed an amicus brief opposing Florida’s laws restricting voter registration by people formerly convicted of felonies, setting up a broader national fight over election policy and states’ role in it.
Nevada will send all voters a 2020 mail ballot as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic after a party-line legislative vote passed emergency changes to the state’s election laws.