What should states learn from Tuesday’s primaries for the November elections?

Voters line up prior to the opening of the polls on the day of the primary election in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Like other primary elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, the June 23 primaries in New York and Kentucky saw an unprecedented increase in the number of absentee ballots requested by voters, but also didn’t provide enough polling places for voters who wanted to cast their ballots in person.

While the results of many of Tuesday’s races are still being tallied, Brookings Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck weighs in on what states and voters need to do to be prepared for the November general elections.

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