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[E]ven if the [coronavirus] is under control, many voters may be cautious about stepping out to a polling place where many people will gather. When I reached out to a wide array of voting rights advocates, election law scholars, and former election officials, I heard the same three-word solution over and over again: “vote by mail.” Mail-in ballots are a major reason turnout did not crater in the Florida and Arizona primary elections held earlier this month. And they are the most straightforward way to ensure that voters can still cast a ballot even if they are stuck at home. In the ideal regime, which already exists in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Hawaii, voters would automatically receive a ballot in the mail in the weeks before the election. These voters should also be given the option to vote in person, in case they do not receive the ballot or lose it, but no one should have to request a mail-in ballot in order to receive one.

Ian Millhiser
Vox
15 October 2009

Invitation to African Human Rights Day Celebration on 21 October 2009

The Legal Resources Centre and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

invite you to attend a celebration of

Africa Human Rights Day

on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 at 13:00

Venue:

Dean King Hall

St George’s Cathedral

5 Wale Street

Cape Town

Speaker:

Prof Michelo Hansungule

Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists

Eminent expert on African human rights

‘South Africa’s role in the African regional human rights system: achievements and outstanding commitments’

followed by a panel discussion.

RSVP please by Monday, 19 October 2009 to Wilmien Wicomb at

wilmien@lrc.org.za

tel: (021) 481 3000

fax: (021) 423 0935

For more information on the host organizations, go to www.lrc.org.za and www.chr.up.ac.za.

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