COVID-19 and States of Emergency

The resources below detail the steps taken by state and local officials to prepare for the 2020 elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. State and Local Response Database Throughout 2020, we tracked state and local responses to the pandemic – a mix of executive orders,...

Protecting Against Polling Place Consolidation and Poll Worker Shortages

​Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen a variety of election related disasters during the primary elections – from massive polling place closures resulting in long lines to poll worker shortages and absentee ballots not arriving on time. As we approach the final two months before the presidential general election, election officials across the country are frantically scrambling to finalize their in-person polling locations.