Election Administration Posts
This fall, most states are likely to see a massive surge in absentee voting. The significantly greater burdens absentee ballots impose on election administration, compared to in-person voting, are not widely appreciated.
This article reports on the first study of the effect of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) on voting behavior.
The latest episode of Reasonably Speaking brings together a panel of experts to discuss the merits and shortcomings of current vote-by-mail processes, including what went wrong in the primaries, and how the upcoming presidential election will likely face similar challenges unless changes are made.
In “Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19,” Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Bertrall Ross share their thoughts on how the current crisis may impact the upcoming election.
An ad-hoc committee of scholars and researchers recently released a report addressing the challenges posed by holding an election in the midst of a public health crisis.
As we await results from Wisconsin’s April 7 election, we must wonder whether this election is one that fails our national commitment to genuine democracy and, if so, what to do about it.
In this podcast episode of Free and Fair with Franita and Foley, election scholars Ned Foley and Franita Tolson analyze the partisanship and polarization that contributed to the state’s fraught primary, and how other states can do better in their upcoming elections.
One day after Wisconsin Republicans asked the Supreme Court to block a lower-court ruling that extended the deadline for voters to submit absentee ballots in the state’s primary election, Wisconsin Democrats urged the justices to stay out of the dispute and allow that ruling to stay in place for now.
Here are some of the latest stories surrounding states postponing their primary elections in response to COVID-19.
In light of the recent disruptions to in-person elections due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and the potential for a larger-than-average number of citizens requesting absentee ballots, state officials may need guidance on how to implement fair and efficient absentee protocols now more than ever.