Joint Center President Joins Knight Foundation Conversation on Elections and COVID-19

On May 28, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined National Association of Latino Elected Officials CEO Arturo Vargas for the Knight Foundation’s conversation on “capturing the votes of all Americans” during the COVID-19 crisis. The conversation is a part of the Knight Foundation’s VISION series that is hosted by the Knight Foundation’s Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer Sam Gill.

During the conversation, Spencer explained that there needs to be a vote-by-mail option for voters amid the coronavirus pandemic, which is accessible to all voters by providing prepaid postage, accepts all ballots postmarked by Election Day, and provides other safeguards. Officials also need to provide safe, sanitary, and uncrowded options for safe in-person voting–both before Election Day (early voting) and on Election Day.

Watch the conversation below.