A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Democrats are now much more likely than Republicans to support their state if it were to decide to conduct elections exclusively by mail.
Supporters of a vote-by-mail system are hopeful the temporary expansion in Indiana opens the door for a permanent no-excuse policy.
Woody Myers, a former state health commissioner and Anthem Inc. executive, said he thinks the state needs to ramp up testing significantly before considering re-opening the economy.
After unanimously approving measures that had already been agreed upon, the two Democrats on the Indiana Election Commission—Anthony Long and Suzannah Wilson Overholt—offered six amendments.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson made the decision last month to delay the primary election from May 5 to June 2 and expand the ability to cast a ballot by mail to all registered voters in an attempt to address public health concerns around voting.
Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody announced Tuesday that avoiding a traditional in-person convention was “the safest way” to conduct the event.
The changes the state is making in the primary due to the coronavirus pandemic might indefinitely alter how we carry out campaigns and conduct elections going forward. Today’s alternative might become tomorrow’s norm.
Sanders planned to talk to his supporters later Wednesday.
The Indiana Election Commission on Wednesday morning voted to make casting a ballot by mail an option for all voters, along with approving several other updates to reflect the new June 2 primary election date.