The pandemic changed how we vote. These states are making the changes permanent.
The Covid-19 pandemic is receding in America. But some of the changes it prompted in American elections are here to stay.
A handful of states are locking in voting-rights expansions that they piloted in 2020, extending early voting and absentee balloting programs even as other states add restrictions to voting.
Two states that switched during the pandemic to universal mail voting — mailing ballots to all active registered voters in each election — will now continue that practice permanently, for at least general elections: Nevada and Vermont. Several other states...