The COVID-19 pandemic poses a major challenge to electoral organizations. The planning horizon for electoral activities will go from weeks to months. How, then, should election officials move from a strategy of postponement, which is a valid strategy in the short term, to a strategy of adaptation and preparation for conducting elections in the current context?
We posed 5 questions about the coronavirus pandemic and voting to Michael Diamond, co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS), a global health nonprofit active in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. As you’ll see in the videos, Diamond recommends a pragmatic approach to safe in-person voting, backed with reliable science.