SAFE AND SECURE ELECTIONS IN 2020---AND BEYOND

STATE-BY-STATE RESOURCES FOR ELECTIONS OFFICIALS

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE: STATE GUIDELINES FOR ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATORS

These state-by-state guides are designed to give local election officials the information they need to identify and take the most important steps to get ready for November. Each set of state-specific resources includes best practices and established models from around the country, including practical nuts and bolts advice for clerks, materials from election administrators with experience conducting all mail elections, and information about vendors and costs. 

StateGrade for PreparednessLink to Vote By Mail Resources
AlabamaFCOMING SOON
AlaskaC-COMING SOON
ArizonaBARIZONA RESOURCES
ArkansasFCOMING SOON
CaliforniaA-COMING SOON
ColoradoACOMING SOON
ConnecticutD-COMING SOON
DCB+COMING SOON
DelawareDCOMING SOON
FloridaB-FLORIDA RESOURCES
GeorgiaBGEORGIA RESOURCES
HawaiiB-COMING SOON
IdahoC-IDAHO RESOURCES
IllinoisBILLINOIS RESOURCES
IndianaFCOMING SOON
IowaBIOWA RESOURCES
KansasDCOMING SOON
KentuckyFCOMING SOON
LouisianaFCOMING SOON
MaineD-COMING SOON
MarylandBCOMING SOON
MassachusettsD-COMING SOON
MichiganBMICHIGAN RESOURCES
MinnesotaC-COMING SOON
MississippiFCOMING SOON
MissouriFCOMING SOON
MontanaB-MONTANA RESOURCES
NebraskaB-COMING SOON
NevadaA-COMING SOON
New HampshireFCOMING SOON
New JerseyC-COMING SOON
New MexicoBNEW MEXICO RESOURCES
New YorkFCOMING SOON
North CarolinaFCOMING SOON
North DakotaC-COMING SOON
OhioC+OHIO RESOURCES
OklahomaFCOMING SOON
OregonACOMING SOON
PennsylvaniaC-PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES
Rhode IslandC-COMING SOON
South CarolinaFCOMING SOON
South DakotaD+COMING SOON
TennesseeFCOMING SOON
TexasFCOMING SOON
UtahACOMING SOON
VermontDCOMING SOON
VirginiaDCOMING SOON
WashingtonACOMING SOON
West VirginiaC-COMING SOON
WisconsinCWISCONSIN RESOURCES
WyomingFCOMING SOON

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ABOUT US

Sightline Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank with a 25 year history. We are based in the Pacific Northwest, where many states already conduct elections completely by mail. Our experience working on local and state-based democracy reforms, as well as our relationships with experienced clerks, spurred us to put together this information to help give other clerks a running start at conducting safe elections with more mailed-out ballots on a short timeline. 

Contact us

We welcome your questions and feedback. Email Kristin Eberhard, director of Sightline’s Democracy research program.

Photos: TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Wisconsin primary election proceeds despite Coronavirus Covid-19 in April, 2020. A shortage of poll workers and social distancing precautions left Milwaukee with only a few polls open resulting in long lines. King County, Washington, Vote By Mail ballot collection box. Amid coronavirus threat, American voters prefer safe Vote By Mail elections in 2020.