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Three State Election Officials On How They’re Preparing For November

In this photo illustration a pencil lies on a U.S. presidential election mail-in ballot received by a U.S. citizen living abroad that shows current U.S. Republican President Donald Trump and his main contender, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
In this photo illustration a pencil lies on a U.S. presidential election mail-in ballot received by a U.S. citizen living abroad that shows current U.S. Republican President Donald Trump and his main contender, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The general election is a little more than a month away, and states are gearing up for how voters will cast their ballots during a pandemic.

Most of us don’t envy the task ahead for those who are in charge of making sure things run smoothly. The secretaries of state across the country are entrusted in part with delivering election results for millions of Americans. And the task could be more daunting than ever, as record numbers of Americans are expected to mail their ballots in

We’re going across the country, first to Washington, then to Georgia and finally to Virginia.

What are state officials doing to ensure the validity of November’s election? We ask three secretaries of states about their plans.

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