Breaking News: Fresh research shows how VAH lifts all communities. NY Times op-ed here.
A secure and time-tested way to put voters first (see a 2-minute intro video)
Voters get their ballot delivered to them weeks before Election Day, fill it out at their convenience, then return it either in-person or by mail. The system has proven to be highly secure, and engages more voters, while significantly lowering costs. (read this 4-page flyer for quick details)
Our "Scale-up roadmap to protect the 2020 election" can be found here.
Research shows VAH, properly implemented, is fair and equitable for all communities. Reports are here.
A very instructive video from Vox can be found here.
COVID-19 driven state policy changes can be found here.
- Voters Vote at home is designed for convenience and security. Voters receive their ballot in the mail and choose how to cast their vote. There's no need to take time off, travel to a polling place to stand in line, or feel rushed in making important voting decisions.
- Policymakers Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, from red, blue and purple states, recognize vote at home is a common-sense policy. It's a cost-efficient way to secure elections and increase the public's confidence in government and the election process.
- Election officials Vote at home is the most secure, cost-efficient and convenient way to hold elections. Of course, all states have some vote-at-home provisions, which build on the long-trusted absentee voting option. But many need to step up to a better, more thorough voter-centric approach. Since 2000, one quarter of a billion mailed-out ballots have been cast nationally without significant issues.
- Vote at Home Reference Library A complete list of links to all the primary research, best practices guides and media coverage you'll ever want.
- It's time to vote at home to save the 2020 election The New York Times "Assuming the coronavirus outbreak persists into the fall, it will pose unprecedented challenges to holding a nationwide vote, the most obvious of which is the need to keep people physically separated....The most practical fix is to make voting by mail a clear and free option for every eligible voter in the country."
- How to hold an election during a pandemic National Review "Voting by mail is already the voting system in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, and Hawaii. Expanding absentee voting in other states would require simply setting aside — for one election — requirements to request a ballot in advance or to provide specific justifications for not voting in person."
- Utah's roll-out shows how to save the country in the pandemic Washington Monthly "That’s why Utah is so important: It shows the most politically palatable route to reform. Think of it like a business strategy. You start by giving customers a taste of a good product. Then, if all goes according to plan, they want more of it. In essence, Utah did precisely that by having its counties experiment with vote at home. They got voters hooked, simply by letting them try it out."
- A bipartisan request to fund mail ballot voting CNN Secretaries of State, both Republican and Democratic, call for adequate funding to make voting by mail happen for November 2020.
US Attorney General Barr is fact-checked and refuted.
NVAHI Board Chair Phil Keisling weighs in.
National Review article by Michael Steele argues the benefits of voting at home.
Prism article covers the efforts on both sides of the aisle to beat down the falsehoods.
With a clear roadmap for steps each can take in advance of November 2020.
Article covers the benefits, mechanics, and affordability of ballot racking software.
An academic study of Colorado’s switch provides great data on the benefits.
With bipartisan commentary from elections experts across the country.
A recent Real Clear Politics op-ed article missed the mark, badly.
Amber McReynolds of National Vote at Home and Charles Stewart III of MIT speak out.
She declares it the safest way to vote!
Q&A with Amber McReynolds provides many answers.
AZ SoS Hobbs (D) and WA SoS Wyman (R) agree on the solution.
Vote at Home is a key element, but there are others, too.
It will not be easy, but possible for November 2020, if they act soon.
It shows vote by mail use in 2018 was consistent across race, income, and education levels.
To fix what was already broken in our election system.
The change is needed to save the 2020 election.
Detailed research into Utah’s “county roll-out” approach shows the way.
Vote at Home is working with partners to provide roadmap.
There are many challenges, but securing the November election make them worth the effort.
New York Times Op-ed explains why and how.
Would make voting by mail the norm in case COVID-19 became a national emergency.
Shows how easy and secure it is to vote by mail.
An antidote is national mailed-out ballots.
No excuse and permanent absentee head the list of expansion of voting rights.
Allowing elections officials a week before Election Day would solve the “late count” worry.
Vote at Home provides one of the fixes.
A very thorough piece on the benefits and issues…
Constitutional Amendment passes with needed 2/3 majority in both chambers.
Detailed research on Vote at Home policies for every state, with comparison tables.
Vote at Home policies receive high marks – coverage starts page 24.
With Vote at Home a key part of the progress.
Vote at Home coverage runs from the 5-minute mark to the 11-minute mark.
Vote at Home honored to be selected to be in this category.
The recent success of Vote at Home in Rockville may provide the answer.
Good questioning by the host Julie Rose provides real insight into the benefits of Vote at Home policy
Demonstrates how an individual can make a difference in our democracy.
Thanks, CBS! 🙂 President Dalton, “Next time. Every time!”
More than double the number of voters opted for mailed-out ballots versus four years ago.
First major metropolitan area in the East shows VAH benefits travel well.
Encouraging more mailed-out ballot voting would be a key element.
Includes a “semi-permanent” list, extends the ballot arrival deadline to Election Day and adds on-line absentee applications.
Secretaries of State Kim Wyman (WA) and Jocelyn Benson (MI), plus Elena Nunez (Common Cause), Amber McReynolds (National Vote at Home) and Seth Flaxman (Democracy Works) sound off.
Washington Monthly magazine thinks so!
Vote at Home ED Amber McReynolds provides some provocative thoughts.
Six pieces you won’t want to miss – and will want to share.
Special session and Governor collaborate to fix before November election.
Will be first in the state to pilot the process.
Lansing City Council election shifts to >75% mailed-out ballots.
- Vote At Home @voteathome June 2, 2020 Another ABSURD conspiracy theory from our Attorney General Bill Barr. The only good thing about today is that this… https://t.co/s6jA2PxMIx
- Vote At Home @voteathome June 2, 2020 "But for all the reasons listed above, trying to commit interference through sending out fake mail-in ballots is po… https://t.co/x3oyWC85eG
- Vote At Home @voteathome June 1, 2020 What if every registered voter could #VoteAtHome safely in this election? Wouldn't that be great? #VoteAtHome #Election2020
- Vote At Home @voteathome June 1, 2020 RT @VoteSafe: First Homeland Security Secretary and former PA Gov. Tom @RidgeGlobal says false allegations disputing the security of absent…