How Much Does Voting Spread Viruses?

While respiratory viruses can theoretically survive for days outside the body — such as on a licked mail-in ballot envelope — it stands to reason that in-person voting carries greater potential for person-to-person viral spread than mail-in voting. The election expert Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at U.C. Irvine, has recently called on Congress to pass a law making it easy for Americans in all states to cast absentee ballots in November.