The spread of coronavirus is a public health emergency that has drastically altered our every day lives. Whether it’s your retirement investments, your exercise routine or the way your kids are educated, many of our day-to-day activities are evolving.
IU experts are here to help you make sense of it all. “On Topic with IU: COVID-19” is a podcast that shares advice on how to adapt in the time of coronavirus.
We’ve been collecting important Covid-19 information from IU’s many experts across many important areas of interest. You can follow along with those Quick Hits with this SoundCloud playlist:
Listen to this, and then make sure you’re registered to vote. Dr. Matthew Baggetta, from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, talks about the voting calendar ahead of us, the mail-in ballot process, poll watchers and much, much more.
Important dates for Hoosiers
DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE: Monday, October 5th.
ABSENTEE IN-PERSON VOTING (or early voting): Tuesday, October 6th through Monday, November 2nd.
ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 3rd.
MAIL IN ABSENTEE BALLOTS:
Must, as of this writing, be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 3rd and received no later November 13th. A federal appeals court has now reinstated Indiana’s Election Day deadline to receive the mail-in ballots. Your absentee ballots must once again be received by noon on NOVEMBER 3rd to be counted. (Edited — Oct. 13th, 2020.)
Voting in another state? Find the requisite deadlines here.
Before Election Day the American public will have four opportunities to hear the top of the Republican and Democrat tickets meet in debates. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled for three debates. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will meet in one vice presidential event.
We talked with Dr. Gerald Wright, a professor and former chair in the Indiana University department of political science about the upcoming debates, how they might be different, and what homestretch campaigning during coronavirus-public health conditions might look like.
“On-Topic with IU: COVID-19” is produced by The Media School and IU Studios, and is available on Apple Podcasts and wherever else you find podcasts.