Since 2005 voters in the state of Washington have been allowed to vote by mail. In fact Washington State was one of the first states in the nation to allow people to vote in all mail elections. Now the COVID-19 outbreak is giving new momentum to vote by mail.
Several states have already postponed primaries in the midst of the virus. Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says no elections are planned until the November election in Yakima County.
Democrats say they will continue to push for requiring states to expand mail voting which they argue is safer than showing up at crowded polling stations.

Elections experts say it will be very difficult for many states to shift to a all mail voting. system. But auditors in many states without all mail voting are either now cancelling elections are looking closely at switching to an all mail election system.