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The Challenges of Counting the Vote in 2020

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Election Day does not end on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in November. Election administrators across the country must count and reconcile vote totals across all methods of voting—early, in-person on Election Day, and absentee. The 2020 presidential election faces unprecedented challenges amid voting during the coronavirus pandemic, which may greatly alter the ways Americans vote. With historic rates of mail ballots expected this year, how will election officials meet the demand, and what policies will they need to help them balance the speed and accuracy required by the public in counting the vote?

Join us for a moderated discussion about the oft-ignored policy and logistical issues involved in counting the vote, featuring state and local election officials that have first-hand experience preparing and executing elections during the COVID-19 crisis.

Join us on Zoom.

Featured Participants:

Brian Corley
Supervisor of Elections, Pasco County, FL

Sherry Poland
Director of Elections, Hamilton County, OH

Meagan Wolfe
Administrator, Wisconsin Elections Commission

Moderated by:

Jessica Huseman
Reporter, ProPublica

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