VOTE BY MAIL FOR SECURE ELECTIONS IN 2020
STATE-BY-STATE RESOURCES FOR ELECTIONS OFFICIALS
CLICK ON YOUR STATE FOR VOTE BY MAIL RESOURCES
THE CHALLENGE: PREPARING FOR SAFE ELECTIONS IN THE ERA OF COVID-19
Local elections officials are on the front lines of the nation’s coronavirus response. In 2018, just one in four voters nation-wide cast a ballot by mail, but that share is expected to spike as high as 70 percent in 2020. American elections officials face an urgent challenge to secure the 2020 elections.
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.
Sightline Institute is a nonpartisan nonprofit think tank with a 25-year history. We are based in the Pacific Northwest, where many states already successfully conduct all-mail elections. We are grateful for feedback and research from many elections officials, policy experts, and leaders committed to safe, secure democracy, particularly the National Conference of State Legislators, and the National Vote at Home Institute.
- IS YOUR STATE READY FOR A COVID-19 ELECTION?
- FAQ: PANDEMIC-PROOF ELECTIONS WITH VOTE BY MAIL
- HOW WE GRADED EACH STATE
- INDEX OF STATE RESOURCE PAGES
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.