Will the 2020 Elections Be Another Victim of the Coronavirus?

Politico (USA) | Mar 26, 2020 at 7:34 PM
  • Federal lawmakers have reached a bipartisan agreement for a $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at ameliorating the public health and economic crises wreaked by the coronavirus.
  • State and local election officials will have to upgrade and expand online voter registration to ensure every American has the option of casting their vote by mail.
  • Edgardo Cortes, former Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections (and an election security advisor to the Brennan Center) notes that in 2013 it took his state three months to implement an online registration system, and another four months to upgrade it after a surge of users crashed it in 2016.