The November Election May Be Held At Your Mailbox Thanks To Coronavirus
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, election experts are calling for states to expand voters’ access to absentee ballots, letting them vote at their mailboxes instead of in-person polling places where they could run the risk of becoming infected.
But that presents other challenges: Research shows that minorities and younger voters see their ballots rejected at a much higher rate than white voters when using voting by maill. Those voters are also less likely to successfully get their ballots “cured” -- fixed and accepted -- after a signature mismatch is flagged.
The UCLA Voting Rights Project has released a new report this week outlining how states can expand vote-by-mail and keep voters safe.
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