The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped this year’s U.S. election.
Candidates have altered their campaign approaches, relying more on mailings and text messages than door knocking and glad-handing at events. Meanwhile, voters are weighing whether to cast their ballots by mail or risk standing in line at their polling place as infection rates climb.
Yale political scientist and Associate Director of CSAP, Gregory Huber, is studying how best to support safe elections during the public health crisis, considering measures that could reduce risk at polling places and examining Connecticut residents’ views on in-person and mail-in balloting.
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