Thursday, 16 April 2020

CRS Report on Remote Voting

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just published a new report titled Constitutional Considerations of Remote Voting In Congress. From the report:
COVID-19 has had an impact on almost every facet of American life. Congress has not been spared. Largely because the risk of transmission of the disease is highest in concentrated groups, there have been calls to alter the internal operation of the two chambers to introduce “social distancing” into the legislative process.... The prospect of remote voting has given rise to many issues and concerns, ranging from its impact on the deliberative nature of Congress to the technological and security hurdles inherent in its implementation. But there are also constitutional questions.

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