Here are the most important reforms states can enact before November:
We’re expecting a larger-than-average demand for mail-in ballots this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and we need to take common sense steps to ensure states are ready to meet it. This means:
With many DMVs and other government offices closed to the public, it’s important to give eligible citizens other ways to register to vote or update their information. We need:
States can mitigate crowds and long lines by offering additional early voting hours — spreading out the time that polling places are in use and relieving the demand on Election Day.
For anyone who isn’t able or chooses not to vote by mail, we still need the option to vote safely in-person. All in-person voting should adhere strictly to public health and social distancing guidelines — with machines being sanitized after each use, proper masks and PPE for poll workers and voters, and keeping at least 6 feet apart at all times.