Washington, DC – Today, Jason Snead, Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project released the following statement in response to the growing number of states taking steps to delay their primary elections:

“The Honest Elections Project commends the growing list of state officials who are prioritizing the health of the voting public by taking steps to postpone elections. Their actions demonstrate that addressing the impact of COVID-19 on voting is a bipartisan issue, and we look forward to seeing voters head back to the polls when the immediate risk has subsided.

“Clearly, the COVID-19 situation is rapidly developing and far from over. It would be prudent for states to establish contingency plans to conduct an election, in this or future epidemics, safely and securely. That includes ensuring that state officials are authorized to postpone elections in certain cases, and developing a range of tailored measures to allow officials to act to protect public health without compromising the integrity and security of each person’s ballot.”

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