It’s been two weeks since Election Day, when a record breaking number of people voted in the midst of a pandemic. On today’s Future City we assess the national and local races and ask what lessons they can teach us about elections and ballot access moving forward.
We discuss how election officials pivoted to create safer voting opportunities, the fight to make voting more accessible for currently and formerly incarcerated people, and the impact of both polling and grassroots organizing on electoral politics.
Lester Spence, Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University
Dana Vickers Shelley, Executive Director of ACLU of Maryland
Jessica Huseman, lead reporter for ProPublica’s Electionland project
Mileah Kromer, Director, Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Associate Professor of Political Science at Goucher College