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Zuckerberg, Chan to donate $300 mln for US elections to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan will donate $300 million to help the U.S. election process deal with challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amount will be donated to two non-partisan organizations for recruiting poll workers, renting polling places, and buying PPE kits for poll workers, Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. (bit.ly/3gNhfQB)

“There will be historic levels of voting by mail, and increased need for poll workers and equipment to support contact-free voting,” Zuckerberg said. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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