- 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 protects elections The Denver Post “We’d love to continue to use [Colorado] as an example of what other states can adopt,” said Kristjen Nielsen, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Colorado has the most comprehensive vote-at-home system in the U.S. and is recognized as a national leader in safeguarding elections.
- Voting at home = voter convenience Election Law Journal The two states with the most comprehensive vote-at-home systems are the most convenient in the nation for voters, according to research published by the Election Law Journal.
- Hack-proof system of paper ballots New York Times "The assertion that voting machines or systems can’t be hacked by remote attackers because they are ‘not connected to the internet’ is not just wrong, it’s damaging. This myth instills a false sense of security that is inhibiting officials and lawmakers from urgently requiring that all voting systems use paper ballots," said Susan Greenhalgh of the National Election Defense Coalition.
- More time to make important decisions Lincoln Journal Star "It's a convenience for our voters when they have the ballots before the election to have time to look at them and look at the candidates and issues before they make a choice," said Cheryl Feist, county clerk of Dawes County, Nebraska.
Automatic voter registration gets more voters (especially younger voters) authorized to vote. Then, Vote at Home gets them to actually cast their ballot.
Oregon is leading the way with automatic and online registration driving down the number of unregistered voters, while vote at home gets those voters voting.
That’s the difference between the midterm turnout rate of the voting eligible population (VEP) in the three 100% “Vote at Home” states (CO, OR, WA) using that time-tested, secure way to vote, versus the percentage for the rest of the country.
Wide variations among the 50 states when it comes to the ease of casting a ballot are impacting civic participation in the United States, a 2018 study shows.
This opinion piece, by Prof. Josh Douglas of the University of Kentucky Law School, pulls together various elections reforms, including Vote at Home, being pushed by individual citizens.
Vote by mail has several benefits including cost savings as there is less need for polling places or election workers, and it eliminates the need for upgrades to voting machines. Vote at home is also safe from software hacks that could affect the outcome of elections.
The state’s General Assembly established an Election Equipment Selection Task Force charged with exploring new voting systems. But the task force chose to only to review machines, missing one of the best alternatives that can help ensure security in our elections: the paper ballot.
Election authorities across the United States are taking steps to make sure that balloting is secure and free of foreign influence. Although some jurisdictions have opted for electronic voting machines, fears about vulnerabilities are turning eyes back to paper ballots.
Vote by mail cuts costs and has ballot-security aspects that should reassure the public, report the state’s election officials. Read more from the Omaha World-Herald.
Simply because electronic voting machines and voting systems aren’t connected to the internet doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable to attack. Time-tested paper ballots are the surest way to secure our elections.
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