Georgia and Louisiana have opted to postpone their elections due to concerns around COVID-19, but state officials in Wisconsin are looking to early voting or absentee ballots as an alternative to canceling the election that is scheduled to happen in a few weeks.
The public health landscape seems to be changing daily as more cases of coronavirus are confirmed in the state.
On the ground it looks as if ten sites in Madison can’t be used because they are nursing homes or care facilities that house high-risk populations, the outlet reports.
A Madison School District spokesman said district officials still haven’t made a determination as to whether it will allow the city to have polling sites at the schools.
State officials and political parties are working to promote absentee voting.
“If you are worried about getting to the polls on Election Day, make sure you are registered to vote at your current address and with your current name, and request an absentee ballot as soon as possible,” said Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe.
Read more about the changes to the voting process for the upcoming election in Wisconsin here.