Joint NASS and NASED Statement on Voting Methods During COVID-19 Pandemic

For Immediate Release – May 20, 2020 – WASHINGTON, D.C.Election officials of both parties are diligently working to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, some states vote primarily in-person while other states vote by mail, but all states already offer some form of absentee voting by mail for domestic voters as well as for military and overseas citizens.

Election officials are weighing all contingencies to ensure elections this year are secure and accessible for all voters, including increasing absentee or mail-in voting and adjusting in-person voting as circumstances require and state laws permit. All states have implemented a number of security measures in order to protect the integrity of the vote.  

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NASS Media Contact:
Maria Benson, Director of Communications | 202-624-3528 |

NASED Media Contact:
Amy Cohen, Executive Director | 240-801-6029 |