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June Continues To Be A Rocky Month For Pandemic Elections

Voting rights primer
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June 15, 2020 1:49 p.m.

The extra months of planning that states gave themselves by delaying their primaries to June wasn’t enough for some jurisdictions. Georgia’s primary last week was the latest to feature long in-person voting lines and missing absentee ballots. Some South Carolina and Nevada voters also had to wait several hours to vote, though they did not face all the issues that Georgia voters faced. The big takeaway is that more in-person voting sites — and thus more poll workers and training — will be needed for November even if access to absentee voting is expanded.

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