2020 Elections: Security, COVID-19 and Mail Voting


Sabine Schmidt

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL008000

Election Day is the day legally established to select public officials in the United States. General elections for federal offices—President, Vice President, and U.S. Congress Congress—are held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years. This book deals with the many issues surrounding the upcoming 2020 elections, including: security in the aftermath of Russian interference during the 2016 elections, the problems caused by the COVID pandemic and the Electoral College.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Election Security
Committee on House Administration

Chapter 2. Election Security: DHS Plans Are Urgently Needed to Address Identified Challenges Before the 2020 Elections

Chapter 3. Presidential Candidate and Nominating Convention Security
Shawn Reese

Chapter 4. Election 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal Issues in Absentee and All-Mail Voting
L. Paige Whitaker

Chapter 5. Mail Voting and COVID-19: Developments and Potential Challenges
Karen L. Shanton and Sarah J. Eckman

Chapter 6. Early Voting and Mail Voting: Overview & Issues for Congress
Sarah J. Eckman and Karen L. Shanton

Chapter 7. Postponing Federal Elections and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal Considerations
Jacob D. Shelly

Chapter 8. Disrupted Federal Elections: Policy Issues for Congress
R. Sam Garrett

Chapter 9. Supreme Court Clarifies Rules for Electoral College: States May Restrict Faithless Electors
Jacob D. Shelly

Chapter 10. Federal Election Commission: Membership and Policymaking Quorum, In Brief
R. Sam Garrett

Chapter 11. Election Day: Frequently Asked Questions
Ben Leubsdorf


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