How to Hold an Election During a Pandemic

Joel Trechard

Since September, we’ve been discussing the social and political impacts of Covid in POL2163 Pandemic Politics. The recent US Presidential Election brought into stark relief the challenges of holding election during a global pandemic. In Mach the decision was made to delay the May local and mayoral election in England. Voting was to take place for over 100 English councils and regional mayors. In this presentation, completed for the Pandemic Politics module, Joel Trechard, a 2nd year  BSc Politics and International Relations student, explores the implications of Covid for the conduct of elections.