The November election is quickly approaching and candidates on the ballot are campaigning as much as possible, but not in the ways they normally do because of COVID-19.
Usually, before an election, those running for office are out door knocking or going rallies to get their name out there. But rallies are limited and some people don’t feel comfortable answering their door during the pandemic. So, candidates are finding ways to adapt, and going digital is the answer.
But it isn’t just candidates adjusting this election season. Student groups like the Michigan State College Republicans have also had to find ways to safely show their support.
“We’re definitely relying on phone calls, maybe a bit more,” says College Republicans communications coordinator Jack Harrison. “With the Ingham county’s health suggestions and protocols we’ve been especially sure we’re following those and we’re limiting in person interaction. We’re also having to use social media a lot.”
COVID-19 put a hold on many activities including campaigning, but as most others have done, candidates and support groups are adjusting.