VOTE BY MAIL IN THE NEWS

VOTE BY MAIL IN THE NEWS

FOR THE 2020 WV GENERAL ELECTION

 

May 13, 2020

WAJR - Morgantown

Mon County Democrats call for special session to pass vote by mail

 

The Mon County Democrat Executive Committee has passed a resolution supporting a special legislative session to pass universal vote-by-mail for the November General election.

VOTE BY MAIL IN THE NEWS

FOR THE 2020 WV PRIMARY ELECTION

 

April 22, 2020

Sen. Mike Romano
Del. Evan Hansen

Nothing should be more important than protecting the health and safety of the public.  A Vote-By-Mail Primary Election will not only spare our poll workers but is a wise step to combat a rebound of the virus.

We asked the Republican Legislative Leadership to support a Vote-By-Mail Primary, but received no response.  No party can be disadvantaged by a Vote-By-Mail Primary, so there is absolutely no reason to risk everyone's health to play politics.  It's time to put West Virginians first.

April 22, 2020

West Virginia Democratic Party

Vote-by-mail is a bipartisan issue, but here in West Virginia Democrats have called for a strong vote-by-mail program for 2020.

Vote-by-mail ensures the safety of West Virginians, from the voters to our poll workers. Now more than ever we need to find commonsense solutions to ensure that West Virginians are able to vote in 2020 and able to do so safely!

April 22, 2020

The Gazette-Mail

April 11, 2020

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

March 23, 2020

Del. Barbara Evans Fleischauer
Del. Evan Hansen
Letter to Gov. Jim Justice

PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE 2020 ELECTIONS:

Even though all West Virginians are now allowed to vote using absentee ballots in the primary, we remain concerned for the health of voters and poll workers, thousands of whom are elderly and in the most at-risk age group.  

VOTE BY MAIL IN THE NEWS:

OTHER STATES

 

Oregon

May 4, 2020
Huffpost

Oregon Has Been Voting By Mail For Decades.  Now It Will Save Lives.

Gov. Kate Brown was “horrified” that Wisconsin voters had to risk getting COVID-19 to vote and wants to help other states avoid this in November.

Colorado

April 30, 2020
Rolling Stone

Colorado’s Vote-by-Mail System Could Save the 2020 Election.  Why Aren’t More States Using It?

Vote by mail is needed to keep Americans and our democracy safe in the era of coronavirus

Oregon

April 30, 2020
THINK:  NBC News

Sen. Ron Wyden:  Oregon has used vote by mail since electing me in 1996. Those who say it can't work are lying.

My state has proven that voting by mail is secure and helps more people exercise their rights. Expanding it to more states this year could help save lives.

Washington

April 22, 2020
New York Times

Washington: Where Everyone Votes by Mail

We spoke to the secretary of state to get her take on voting by mail and whether she thinks the balloting option could be implemented across the country.

Oregon

April 16, 2020
The Hill

Mail-in voting in Oregon has worked for decades, says Republican

“I think after 20 years, we’ve proven that our system is very secure and voters love it. The voters voted it in, they’ve never made an attempt to vote it out. I think they’re happy with it and I think it’s a 20-year history of success,” said Secretary of State Bev Clarno (R).

Hawaii

April 14, 2020
Honolulu Civil Beat

Voting By Mail Could Not Come At A More Needed Time

Under coronavirus, voting in person could risk personal safety. Hawaii voters should make sure they are registered.

Hawaii

June 26, 2019
US News

Hawaii Opts for Voting by Mail


Hawaii becomes the fourth state to move to all-mail balloting in an effort to improve turnout.

All States

April 11, 2020
New York Times

Trump Is Pushing a False Argument on Vote-by-Mail Fraud. Here Are the Facts.

Oregon

March 19, 2020
Oregon Public Radio (OPB)

Vote By Mail Saves Oregon's May Primary During Pandemic

While some states are postponing their primary elections, Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno announced Thursday that the state’s May 19 primary will proceed as scheduled.  “Because Oregon votes by mail we do not have to be concerned about social distancing issues at polling places that so many other states are struggling with,” Clarno’s office said in a statement.

Oregon

November 3, 2018
NBC News

'You can't hack paper':  How Oregon fights election meddling

"Throw them on the scrap pile."  Oregon officials of both parties say voting machines are inferior to their vote-by-mail system.

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