States weigh vote-by-mail options amid Trump and GOP opposition
has called mail-in voting “substantially fraudulent.” But amid growing concerns about a second wave of the in the fall, states are trying to figure out how they will increase access to .
The pandemic has prompted a total of 17 states to postpone their presidential primaries and expand their mail ballot access, with some states, like Rhode Island, Georgia and Maryland, sending out ballot application forms to registered voters.
Five states —Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington — already have all-mail elections, which consist of a mix of sending ballots to registered voters and opening up limited polling centers for those that wish to vote in-person. States including Massachusetts and New Hampshire, which previously had limited who could request a mail ballot, have opened access further for the November elections because of the pandemic.
[Source: CBS News]