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Tell Governor Lee that voters should be able to vote without fear of COVID-19

Fears of exposure to COVID-19 may keep many people home on election day.  There should be no questions asked to request a mail-in ballot.  You should not have to prove a disability or be out of state to get an absentee ballot.  Fear of COVID-19 is a rational fear.  There are many voters who are particularly at risk i.e. elderly, immuno-compromised individuals, pregnant women.  Also, poll workers are at risk.  Voters should not have to choose between their right to vote and their safety.

Mail in voting can be done maintaining voting security.  Five states have made the choice to conduct all elections via mail (Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington).  Three states permit counties to choose to conduct all elections by mail (California, Nebraska, and North Dakota). Eight states permit some elections to be conducted by mail (Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, and Wyoming). And five states permit certain jurisdictions or portions of a jurisdiction to be designated as all mail based on population (Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, and New Mexico).

If you believe that all voters should be able to vote safely, please sign the petition asking Governor Lee to authorize no-excuse absentee voting in Tennessee.  You can sign the petition here.