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Ensuring Safe, Secure Elections During the COVID-19 Outbreak

We know that the coronavirus is scary, and we’re all making sacrifices to minimize any further spread of the virus. There will be long-lasting effects on our economy, our communities, and our democracy, even after the immediate threat of coronavirus passes.

We have seen some states make the very difficult decision to postpone primary elections in an effort to reduce community spread of coronavirus. But we can’t let this public health crisis impede the functioning of our democratic processes. That’s why we’re recommending states start now to build alternatives to in-person voting so that nothing will put the administration of the November presidential election at risk.

In the third COVID-19 package, Congress provided $400 million for states to implement some of these changes. However, $400 million is not nearly enough -- we need at least $4 billion to fully implement these changes. We urge Congress to include these protections in the next coronavirus relief package. We are running out of time before the November elections. 

In tandem with federal legislation, we urge state and local officials to expand and implement vote-by-mail initiatives. State legislatures, governors, secretaries of states, and county officials all have important roles to be played in ensuring a successful election in November.

(Credit: Stand Up America) Check if your state allows no-excuse absentee ballots or has vote-by-mail.

How can we have safe, secure elections?

Take action now to ensure elections can happen safely. States that have not yet held their primaries must develop more robust vote-by-mail systems (including offering mail-in ballots to any voter that requests one), extend vote-by-mail deadlines, and increase drop-off locations for ballots. And the federal government must help states fund these improvements. All changes must be in place by Election Day in November.

Call Your Senators

Call your Senators to demand they fight to include Senator Warren's Election Protection plan in the next coronavirus relief package. We must act now to build alternatives to in-person voting across the country so that nothing will put the November presidential election at risk.

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Here’s what you can ask your Senators to do: 

Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a new plan to assist states in expanding vote-by-mail for this November’s election. Senator Warren’s plan builds on the election protection bill previously introduced by Senators Wyden and Klobuchar and asks for $4 billion for election protection efforts. Call your Senator to demand they fight to get the Warren plan included in the next coronavirus relief package. When you’ve finished your calls to your Senators, record a video to urge your friends, family, and neighbors to call and we’ll amplify you.

Senator Warren's Election Protection plan would:

  • Expand early in-person voting and no-excuse absentee vote-by-mail to all states.

  • Require states and jurisdictions to establish a publicly available contingency plan to enable eligible Americans to vote in the case of an emergency. 

  • Require the Election Assistance Commission to create a domestic version of the federal write-in absentee ballot.

  • Create categories of eligible Americans who can use the domestic federal write-in absentee ballot including:

    • Voters who requested an absentee ballot from the state where they are registered to vote but never received it.

    • Voters who reside in an area or state affected by a natural disaster or a national emergency.

    • Voters who are absent from their voting jurisdiction on the day of the election because they are an emergency responder or volunteering in response to a natural disaster or emergency.

    • Voters who are hospitalized or expect to be hospitalized on the day of the election.

  • Require that all states provide envelopes with prepaid postage to all voters who request a voter registration application, absentee ballot application, or absentee ballot, and require that all states offer and accept online absentee ballot applications.

  • Require absentee ballots to be counted if postmarked or signed before the close of the polls on Election Day.

  • Provide money to states to implement these reforms.

Here’s what you can ask your state officials do to:

Ask your state legislators, governors, and Secretaries of States to remove any barriers to receiving an absentee ballot. Some states require you to have an “excuse” to request one -- in light of this global pandemic, states should eliminate any need for an excuse.”

Call your state representative now (if you don’t know who your state representative is or how to contact them, use this tool from Open States). Or, click here to find your Governor’s website and use the contact form to send them a message. Finally, Secretaries of State play a huge role in election administration and security. Call your SOS now and demand they expand vote-by-mail systems. You can find your SOS's contact information on their website. 

In addition to expanding vote-by-mail systems, state and federal governments should also commit to the following:

  • Congress is the only institution with the power to change the date of the general election. Members of Congress should be on the record opposing any change.
  • States must expand online and/or automatic voter registration 
  • The federal government can assist by funding election infrastructure, requiring no-excuse absentee voting in federal elections, and provide additional drop-boxes for ballots in federal buildings and post offices
  • All in-person voting locations must be provided with sanitization equipment and guidelines for keeping voters at a safe distance from each other and poll workers 
  • Congress must approve at least $2 billion in funding to implement these changes
  • Take action now to ensure that the November election can happen safely as planned and without disenfranchising any voter, even under pandemic conditions.