Many of us are concerned about the impact of COVID19 on the November election.
There is plenty to be worried about. Polls show the election is way too close and the Democrats have chosen a weak candidate.
A key to Republicans winning the White House and controlling the Senate and many state legislatures has been their efforts at voter suppression.
We need to be all about voter expansion.
Who knows what the virus will look like in November? Already primary elections have been delayed or cancelled.
Those images of voters standing in line to vote during the pandemic are worrisome, especially to high-risk older voters like me who also happen to be a normally high turnout demographic.
In California Governor Newsom has signed an executive order to have ballots mailed to every registered voter in addition to physical voting locations.
JB Pritzker should do the same.
Illinois already has early voting, same day registration and mail-in voting.
Currently mail-in ballots must be requested.
When I contacted my state representative Will Guzzardi about this he told me that legislators were working on several ideas but that it is unclear when or if the General Assembly will return to session this year.
But the Governor can act on it by executive order.