Pandemic adding some new costs to this year's election

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 13:13:49-04

The pandemic is adding some new costs to this year's election. With more demand for mail-in ballots, money is needed for printing and postage.

Polling workers need new training and PPE to keep themselves and others safe. Some state officials are also looking at putting protective shields around polling booths.

Money to help states offset the cost of making this election more COVID-19 friendly is currently stalled on Capitol Hill.

Republicans and Democrats have yet to agree on the next stimulus package.