From logistical challenges to disinformation campaigns and attacks undermining the integrity of the election process, the 2020 Presidential Election—set against the backdrop of a global pandemic—promises to be unlike any other U.S. election in history. No matter the outcome, November is bound to be a tumultuous time.
Elections Integrity Fellow David Levine organized a virtual discussion with U.S. election officials to explore what preparations different states are making to help mitigate risks. What steps are being taken to ensure access for all eligible voters, to protect the integrity of the election process, and to defend against criminal and malicious activity? Election officials from the District of Columbia, North Carolina, and Virginia answer.