The current pandemic has raised numerous questions about the stability of the election process in the immediate future and beyond. The panel discusses the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on elections, including a description of the extant vote-by-mail states and the recent experiences in Wisconsin and Maryland. The panelists also discuss possible approaches that might be adapted to the November elections, specifically the feasibility of a mail-only ballot system and/or extensive use of absentee balloting, as well as potential barriers to or downsides of implementing those approaches.
- Jacqueline De León, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
- Jared DeMarinis, Director of Candidacy and Campaign Finance, Maryland State Board of Elections
- Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
- Hon. Ellen Rosenblum, Attorney General of Oregon
- Meagan Wolfe, Administrator, Wisconsin Elections Commission
- Estelle Rogers, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Election Law
Ten Recommendations to Ensure a Healthy and Trustworthy 2020 Election
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New York Daily News | April 8, 2020
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