How to vote in your primary election while you stay indoors | The Verge

1207591714.jpg.0 How to vote in your primary election while you stay indoors | The VergePhoto by EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images

In some US states, absentee voting is reserved for people who will be out of town on election day, and those who physically can’t get to their polling station. The spread of the novel coronavirus might drastically change those policies in many states in the coming months, expanding them to include people who would rather vote by mail to avoid the risk of contracting the virus by voting in person.

A recent bill (called The Resilient Elections During Quarantines and Natural Disasters Act of 2020), proposed by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), wants to make voting by mail a right for all Americans under moments of crisis, such as the time we’re currently facing with the coronavirus. It aims to make absentee voting allowed…

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