Polling Place Management in the 2020 Election

During the spring and summer primaries, many election officials and voters faced challenges as coronavirus cases surged: long voter lines, closed polling places, and increased demand for mail and early voting. But administrators were largely able to scale election infrastructure quickly, find suitable locations for voting, and ensure that the November general election proceeded safely and securely. Despite the potential for catastrophe, polling places largely exceeded safety expectations and in-person voting proceeded smoothly in most jurisdictions.

Authors: Maia Brockbank, Alexa Gold, Emily Kohn, Anastasiia Malenko, Alex Stout

A final report on polling place management in the 2020 election.

Final Report / March 10, 2021
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