The U.S. 2020 election season will see millions of Americans cast their votes for president, other offices and ballot measures by mail or drop box. This timeline shows when state officials can start processing votes. By Clark Merrefield October 9, 2020 The 2020 U.S. election season will see millions of Americans cast their votes
The U.S. Postal Service may play an outsized role in elections this year. This research roundup can help inform news coverage of voting by mail.
"If states were to greatly expand their mail-balloting option, risks will remain, though the risks do not include some of the possibilities that have attracted substantial news coverage," writes Thomas E. Patterson.