October 9, 2020
Mississippi State University
The 2020 election is quickly approaching and there is no lack of challenges for election administrators to overcome. From a pandemic that’s made finding poll workers difficult, to a massive influx of vote-by-mail ballots that are likely to delay results, to perhaps the biggest challenge of them all: the false rhetoric coming from the White House around the validity of the entire process. In this special episode, Professor Thessalia Merivaki lays out how election administrators are addressing these challenges, what we can expect come November, and what types of voter suppression to watch out for.
For more on this topic
- Read Merivaki’s piece in The Conversation, Poll workers on Election Day will be younger – and probably more diverse – due to COVID-19
- Read her piece in Forbes, Building Civic Engagement Capacity From The Ground: Voter Registration On College Campuses
- Check out her SSN brief, What Provisional Ballots Tell Us about the Remaining Challenges in America's Local Voting Systems
- Find her new book, The Administration of Voter Registration: Expanding the Electorate Across and Within the States