A secure and time-tested way to put voters first

Vote at home relies on paper ballots*, which reduce vulnerabilities and mitigate risk. It is designed around voter convenience and provides significant cost savings for states and localities.

(* except where the voter requires another method)

Vote at home puts voters’ needs and convenience first

Vote at home is designed to empower voters by 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 a full vote-at-home system, all voters receive their ballots by mail automatically, and choose how to cast their vote-- by returning their ballot by mail, by bringing it to a secure drop-off location, or by voting in-person at a staffed vote center.

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.

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.

Testimonials What the experts say about Vote at Home

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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What if 25 million MORE ballots were cast?
What if 25 million MORE ballots were cast?

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.

Pennsylvania should transition to vote-at-home system
Pennsylvania should transition to vote-at-home system

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.

Paper ballots could make Delaware voting safer and cheaper
Paper ballots could make Delaware voting safer and cheaper

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.

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