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 2019 Annual Report 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.
- 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.
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.
Once you know the facts, you can share the facts.
OZY article investigates counties with almost 100% turnout to find out what they do.
Research shows when/how voters can sign up, by state, to get a mailed-out ballot, increasing their likelihood to vote.
Joint Common Cause & NVAHI report outlines what makes Colorado the “gold standard.”
Hint: It’s happening across the country!
A very thorough article on why more states are opting for higher use of mailed-out ballots.
It’s the first time passing this threshold, thanks to their permanent absentee list (Step 4) law.
Voters can sign up once, and get all future ballots mailed to them.
The article outlines the benefits and defuses the objections.
She describes the benefits of Vote at Home and how states can move gracefully in that direction.
Looking at how the North Carolina situation was an anomaly.
NV (67% EIPV), plus CO, OR, WA (100% VAH) lead the US in the percentage of female state legislators.
Disability Rights Group weighs in on needed election reform.
Using Ballot Scout, voters can monitor their ballot as they would a FedEx package.
Passage of HB 1248, a “Colorado-like” law, will have the state at 100% VAH in 2020.
Vote at Home figures prominently in this list.
The pilot of vote by mailed-out ballot planned for Rockville, MD may hold an answer.
Research confirms what is seen in other states, voters with a ballot in hand vote at higher rates
Pre-paid postage; tracking codes; opportunity to correct signature errors; in-person drop-off
CA Voters Choice Act (VAH) raises overall turnout. Also for younger, Latino and Asian American voters
UC San Diego research into the 2018 primary and general election showed a material positive impact.
A terrific summary of the policies leading to higher voter engagement, with Vote at Home one of the keys to turnout.
NVAHI Chair Phil Keisling and Executive Director Amber McReynolds describe how we got here, and how we move forward. An ideal primer on the topic.
Turnout was about 33% of registered voters, versus the normal 10% for a local school bond.
Amber describes the problems of over regulating, versus simply taking away the conditions fraudsters can exploit.
- Vote At Home @voteathome February 28, 2020 RT @CASOSvote: THREAD: After polls close on March 3rd, county elections officials will work through the night to count ballots, but you can…
- Vote At Home @voteathome February 27, 2020 We love to see it! #NebraskaVotes https://t.co/vViyn9zfeX
- Vote At Home @voteathome February 27, 2020 @bphuang12 @AdamEichen Completely agree. We love efforts that get more eligible voters registered, but voting by ma… https://t.co/t5WMx5f9RX
- Vote At Home @voteathome February 27, 2020 @AdamEichen We agree, VAH isn't a silver bullet, but in states where VAH has been implemented in its full expressio… https://t.co/JCCYbpKGS4