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This collection on American democracy challenges and complements blog posts and opinion pieces that are typical staples of the 24/7 news cycle in the lead up to US elections. You'll find reports about election and campaign administration, voting access and participation, government performance and perceptions, the role of the media in civil society, and more.

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"VOTE!" by Paul Sableman licensed under CC BY 2.0

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COVID-19 and the Disability Vote

September 18, 2020

This policy report from the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on voting accessibility and provides key policy recommendations to ensure that voters with disabilities have full access to our democracy in 2020 and beyond. These recommendations include:State & County Election Offices:Make sure all voters can register to vote and cast a ballot remotely.Allow voters with disabilities to receive and mark their ballot digitally.Make in-person voting safe and accessible with early voting, curbside voting, and more.Educate voters on voting rights, options, and safety in multiple and accessible formats.Ensure voters in congregate settings can register to vote and cast their ballot.Explore, innovate, and test electronic voting methods.Federal Government:Ensure states have the funding needed to make voting safe and accessible this election.Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2020 for equitable elections.Restore the United States Postal Service's capacity to deliver election mail on time.