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The November Election May Be Held At Your Mailbox Thanks To Coronavirus

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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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