Election officials call for emergency funding for voting by mail for November

 

Source: Amy Gardner, Elise Viebeck & Joseph Marks, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

A bipartisan push to expand mail-in voting is underway across the country as election officials brace for a spike in demand from voters spooked by the coronavirus pandemic — despite Republican opposition in Washington to help pay for it.

Only five states conduct their elections primarily through mail-in balloting. An additional one-third require voters to have a reason, such as illness or travel, meaning laws would need to be changed to allow wider use.

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