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.


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 a Year for Vote at Home!
What a Year for Vote at Home!

This email (distributed to the NVAHI database) outlines the remarkable VAH progress made across the country in 2018.  With 70 links to original source material, it serves as a valuable reference document, too. 

Amber McReynolds interviewed on Comcast Newsmakers
Amber McReynolds interviewed on Comcast Newsmakers

Following her acceptance of a Public Official of the Year award in Washington D.C., NVAHI Executive Director McReynolds sat down on set with Tetiana Anderson to discuss how making balloting voter-centric strengthens our democracy. 

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.

Wyoming News: Three reasons Wyoming should adopt a vote-at-home system
Wyoming News: Three reasons Wyoming should adopt a vote-at-home system

A vote-at-home system for the entire state would eliminate voters’ concerns over when, where and how they will vote. The convenience of vote at home ensures even those who aren’t physically able to get to a polling place – for health reasons or otherwise – can easily cast a ballot.

Latest from Twitter

  • Vote At Home @voteathome January 17, 2019 RT @gronke: Quick review of results: more knowledge of ballot issues and more confident in choices. #SPSA2019 @voteathome
  • Vote At Home @voteathome January 17, 2019 This confirms our belief that empowering voters with choice & options, provides them time to research issues & make… https://t.co/lxGfnKK76L
  • Vote At Home @voteathome January 17, 2019 RT @andysaultz: Really interesting research idea. As a voter, I love sitting with my family and discussing the issues. Getting my ballot is…
  • Vote At Home @voteathome January 17, 2019 RT @gronke: Fielded a survey in CA in 2018 to evaluate impact of @voteathome on knowledge. Scholars name is James Szewczyk, Emory Universit…