Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws

By: - May 11, 2022 9:56 am
Empty ballot envelopes in Provo, Utah

Empty ballot envelopes are gathered and bound together to be stored at the election office on October 26, 2020 in Provo, Utah. Utah is one of several states that has recently moved to mail-in ballots for presidential elections. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Louisiana Illuminator's parent nonprofit in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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