States explore alternatives to in-person voting

Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building on Wednesday March 18, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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While some states have delayed their presidential primaries, others are looking at alternatives to proceed with voting. Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Connecticut have all rescheduled their elections. Similar action by Puerto rice is pending the governor’s approval.

States with upcoming primaries are considering options to keep people safe.

Wyoming won’t caucus on April 4th, but voters can still vote by mail or drop off their ballots. Alaska and Hawaii have yet to announce changes.

The Wyoming Democratic Party has asked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to extend the postmark deadline.

Early voters cast their ballots at the Zeidler Municipal Building Wednesday March 18, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

DNC Chairman Tom Perez has encouraged states against cancelling primaries.

“I was in contact today with people in a number of these states…asking them, do they believe they have the systems in place that enable them to put the elections on tomorrow, and they do,” stated Perez.

Wisconsin is set to hold in person voting on April 7th, but people have been encouraged to vote by mail if they can.

Rhode Island and Pennsylvania are set to hold primaries on April 28th, while New York is set to hold in-person voting from April 18th through the 26th.

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A polling place worker uses gloves outside of the Boca Raton Library during the Florida primary election, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)