Teams of undergraduate, graduate, and law students at Stanford and MIT are hard at work compiling and analyzing reports about the experience of voters and election officials as they navigate voting in the midst of COVID-19. Each state will be added to the menu at the left as they become available.
State pages include primary election after-action reports written by the students. The pages also include links to official reports, reports by citizen groups, commentary, and media accounts that inform an understanding of health-related voting challenges and approaches to meeting them.
In seventeen states with primary and runoff elections in August, the process went much more smoothly than in the earlier presidential primaries. The August primaries are not a perfect preview of what’s to come: in the general election, greater turnout will much more aggressively test voting infrastructure. But while the ground continues to shift and much may change between now and November, the August state competitions provide important lessons for administering the general election.