Montclair Momentum

Op-Ed: How The Covid-19 Crisis ‘Is Forcing Us To Modernize Election Procedures’

When I decided to run for local office a few months ago, I could not have anticipated that I’d be campaigning during a government-mandated quarantine, without the opportunity to have in-person contact with voters.

I had been looking forward to campaigning, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, there would be no knocking on doors and speaking with voters on their front porches; no meeting with neighbors in their living rooms; no community events; no handing out flyers or shaking hands at train stations.