election 2021

November 2, 2021

It is a great dress rehearsal for 2022.

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon on election day 2021.
  • Nationwide voting will take place in a variety of races – from the hyper-local (city council) to the national stage (governors and special elections for Congress).
  • Each state runs their own election process; how you cast a vote in your area is completely up to your state’s government.
  • Since election security and reliability was a topic of conversation in the presidential election of 2020, this Election Day will highlight new measures put into place in some areas for election security.
  • Why It Matters: Security and access go hand and hand. One voting rights activist said of Election Day 2021: “It’s a test of voters to run the gauntlet, to figure out these new rules and restrictions. And frankly, it’s also a test of our democracy: How strong can it be, and are we willing to tolerate these efforts to make it harder for people to vote.”

Elections across US showcase security steps, new voting laws

by Jenna Lee,