Moving Forward or Moving Backward: Election Legislation in the States


Thursday, February 18, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


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The 2020 elections hinged, in dramatic ways, on widely varying state laws and state election procedures. Major changes were made in light of the pandemic, to expand options for mail-in and early voting and to Election Day itself. These changes engendered strong support and strong opposition, and were one reason for the record turnout of 160 million voters. Now, state legislatures are in session all around the country. Will the changes adopted in 2020 be made permanent? Will voting options be expanded further? Or will states seek to roll back voting opportunities as a result? Join us for a discussion with leading state election experts and state legislators to see where things stand, and where they might go. 

Panelists include:

  • Dale Ho, Director of the Voting Rights Project, ACLU
  • Nan Grogan Orrock, State Senator, Georgia
  • Wendy Underhill, Director of Elections and Redistricting, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Miles Rapoport (Moderator), Senior Practice Fellow of American Democracy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

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