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.

Latest 2020 Primary turnout numbers can be found here.

Vote at home puts voters’ needs and convenience first

Vote at home empowers voters, letting them decide when, how and where they vote. They don’t have to take time off work, drive to a polling place or stand in long lines. In full vote-at-home systems, all voters receive their ballots by mail automatically and choose how to cast their vote - by return mail, by bringing it to a secure drop-off location, or by voting in-person at a staffed vote center.  

The flexibility to vote the way you want equally serves everyone from seniors and disabled voters, who might have trouble getting to the polls, to rural voters a long way from one, to a single parent working two jobs, a busy family, sick kids, or someone with an unexpected business trip.

Vote at home ensures the security of election results

A vote-at-home system primarily relies on paper ballots, which is more secure and leaves a paper trail that helps ensure the security of our elections. The cat-and-mouse game between hackers and election security experts can be won by trusting time-tested paper ballots, with built-in checks and balances, for most voters.

Vote at home has a proven track record and it saves money

Vote at home builds on the long-trusted and well-ingrained absentee voting process. It mails ballots to all voters and adds layers of checks and balances to ensure the integrity of elections. Despite this extra security, jurisdictions that use vote-at-home systems experience significant cost savings. Vote at home has wide acceptance in red, blue and purple states, with strong advocates on both sides of the aisle. In the 2018 midterms, a full 69% of ALL votes cast in the West were from mailed-out ballots.

WHY THIS MATTERS Who do we help?

  • 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.

What the experts say about Vote at Home

  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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