How Election Observers Are Adapting to COVID-19

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the Kentucky primary election, Lexington, Ky., June 23, 2020 (AP photo by Timothy D. Easley).
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the Kentucky primary election, Lexington, Ky., June 23, 2020 (AP photo by Timothy D. Easley).
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, “Our knowledge of what we’re able to do as [election] observers is evolving as our knowledge of the virus evolves,” says David Carroll, director of the Democracy Program at the Carter Center. Carroll, who has participated in dozens of independent election observation missions around the world, joined WPR’s Elliot Waldman on the Trend Lines podcast this week to talk about how democracies are adjusting to COVID-19 in the way they administer elections, and how the pandemic is changing the facts on the ground for observers. Listen to the full conversation here: And if you like what […]

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