As social distancing keeps voters at home this election cycle, legislators are advocating to let all Americans vote by mail. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled legislation last week known as the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act that would expand vote by mail and early in-person voting to all states. The proposal comes as a response to eleven postponements on the primary election calendar.
Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania are just a few of the states that have announced postponements of their primary elections. In New York, officials are considering whether the presidential primary election on April 28, 2020 should be delayed.
Mail-in ballots are the most straightforward way to ensure that you cast your vote safely. You can still request an absentee ballot in most states for both the presidential primary election and the general election. Use our guide for instructions on how to request an absentee ballot in your state.
IMPORTANT: Public health officials recommend using a wet sponge or cloth to seal absentee ballot envelopes to avoid the spread of germs.