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Some states encourage mail-in ballots as coronavirus worries grow

Politico, Mar. 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

Some states encourage mail-in ballots as coronavirus worries grow

“Now is the time, before disaster strikes, for states to consider changing the rules,” said Rick Hasen, [Chancellor’s] Professor of election law at the University of California at Irvine. “Election officials need to engage in contingency planning, and now one of the contingencies is the potential shutdowns of public spaces in ways that could impact people’s ability to exercise their franchise.”