NY – Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Extending the Deadline to Submit Absentee Ballots to the Day of the Election

Albany, NY (June 7, 2020) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.8130-D/A.10516-A) extending the deadline to submit absentee ballots until the day of the election. To be counted, primary ballots must be postmarked by June 23rd. The Governor previously issued Executive Orders allowing all New Yorkers to vote absentee in the June 23rd primary elections and ensuring every New Yorker registered to vote receives a postage-paid absentee ballot application in the mail. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-extending-deadline-submit-absentee-ballots-day-election

DE – Governor Reschedules Presidential Primary for July 7

WILMINGTON, DE (May 7, 2020) – Governor John Carney on Thursday signed the fifteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, rescheduling Delaware’s presidential primary for July 7. The Delaware Department of Elections will mail absentee ballot applications to all registered Democrats and Republicans in the State of Delaware, providing all eligible registered Delaware voters the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot in the presidential primary election. https://news.delaware.gov/2020/05/07/governor-carney-reschedules-presidential-primary-for-july-7/

SC – All Voters Can Now Vote Absentee in June Primaries, Runoffs

COLUMBIA, SC (May 13, 2020) – Every voter in South Carolina is now qualified to vote absentee in the June Primaries and Runoffs. Governor McMaster today signed into law legislation passed yesterday by the General Assembly that authorizes any voter to vote absentee in any election in June 2020. The provision expires on July 1, 2020 and does not apply to any elections after that date. https://www.scvotes.org/all-voters-can-now-vote-absentee-june-primaries-runoffs

CA – California voters asked to vote by mail in November due to coronavirus fears

SACRAMENTO, CA (May 8, 2020) Citing public health concerns over millions of Californians showing up at voting locations this fall, Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday ordered ballots to be mailed to the state’s 20.6 million voters for the November election while insisting there will need to also be new rules for anyone who participates in person. https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/05.08.2020-EO-N-64-20-text.pdf

IN – Emergency Provisions Affecting The 2020 Indiana Primary Elections

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 20, 2020) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer, and Democratic Party Chairman John Zody announced the postponement of Indiana’s primary election, originally scheduled for May 5, 2020, to June 2, 2020. The Indiana Election Commission authorized the temporary suspension of the state’s statutory absentee voting eligibility requirements, allowing all voters to cast their ballots by mail in the June 2, 2020, primary election. https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/Indiana%20Election%20Commission%20Order%202020-37%20(002)%20g.pdf

MD – Three In-Person Voting Locations Announced for 7th Congressional District Special Election

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 16, 2020) – The Maryland State Board of Elections (the Board) today announced that local boards of elections have selected three in-person voting centers for the April 28th 7th Congressional District special election. The locations are in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County. The Board continues to urge all 7th District voters to vote by mail if they are able to do so. The State Board mailed ballots to all eligible active voters in early April

OH – Secretary of State Launches Public Service Announcement, Featuring Governor, Encouraging Ohioans to Vote By Mail

COLUMBUS, OH (April 8, 2020) Today, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose launched a Public Service Announcement, featuring Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, that encourages Ohioans to vote by mail in the 2020 primary election. Stations are encouraged to air the PSA through the deadline for requesting vote-by-mail ballots on April 25th. https://www.ohiosos.gov/media-center/press-releases/2020/2020-04-08/

AK – COVID-19 Important Notice

JUNEAU, AK (March 31, 2020) – In order to protect your health and safety and that of the Division of Elections staff, our offices are closed to in person traffic. You may reach our office by phone at 907-465-4611. Voter registration www.elections.alaska.gov Select “Voters” in the top menu bar. Online registration is available, or you can complete a voter registration form on paper. The form can be mailed, emailed or faxed. http://www.elections.alaska.gov/

MD – Seventh District Special Election Will Include Three In-Person Voting Centers: Board encourages all voters who can vote by mail to do so

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 13, 2020) – The Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) voted Monday to permit three in-person voting centers for the 7th Congressional District special general election on Tuesday, April 28th for voters who are unable to cast their ballots by mail. One voting center will be located in each local jurisdiction: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County. https://www.elections.maryland.gov/press_room/documents/Press%20Release-Vote%20Center%20Board%20decision%204-13.pdf

MD – Maryland State Board of Elections Delivers Comprehensive Plan for June 2nd Presidential Primary

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 2, 2020) – To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) on Thursday approved its Comprehensive Plan for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election and submitted it to Governor Larry Hogan as required by the governor’s March 17, 2020 proclamation. The 2020 Presidential Primary Election is scheduled for June 2, 2020. The comprehensive plan will be posted once it is submitted to Governor Hogan. https://www.elections.maryland.gov/press_room/documents/SBE%20Statement-June%202%202020%20Comprehensive%20Plan.pdf