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2020 COVID-19 Election Updates

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Recovery plans across the country are moving into their next phase. As residents continue to remain informed on COVID-19, there has been a stark contrast for cohesive information for the upcoming 2020 elections.

Recent PEW research indicates that Americans are following news about COVID-19 more closely than presidential candidates. A poll conducted on April 20-26, showed only 19% of U.S. adults are following the 2020 presidential election candidates, whereas 46% are following the coronavirus outbreak.

Pew Research Center Data published on May 22, 2020.

As of May 22, the only states in the country that remain officially shut down are Illinois, New Jersey, and Delaware, reported by the New York Times. Overall news coverage has been expansive on COVID-19 with over 1,571,617 cases according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Yet, as many residents aim to stay informed this data provides context on news coverage for the 2020 election and the necessary information needed to keep residents aware of 2020 elections and voting options.

New York Times – States reopen map coronavirus updates. May 22, 2020.

Across the country  various recovery plans continue to shift policy for state and regional reopening. As adjustments continue, a conversation emerged this week from recent comments of presidential candidate Joe Biden, on race and voting decisions. With Biden’s comments going viral it has again become clear we are a mere six months away from the November election.

Pew Research confirms there is a close tie in residents either being knowledgeable or simply unaware of state Democratic primary elections. Each state currently has various plans for voting options whether it is delayed election dates, absentee ballots, vote-by-mail, or even in-person votes that may still occur.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), states that have bills toward delaying 202o Elections include Alabama, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.

Current states with legislation relating to absentee and mail-in voting include Alaska, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah.

For the DC, Maryland, and Virginia it is important to note the following:

For upcoming election dates and voting options please visit the appropriate site below for your state:

To learn more about presidential campaign views and actions please visit the following:

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