Northern Illinois Univ.: Study analyzes “cost of voting” in each state

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.

Philadelphia Inquirer: 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.

PEW Trust: Shortage of poll workers can be solved by vote at home

Poll workers can be the difference between a smooth election and long lines, mass confusion and miscounted ballots. But poll workers are older and becoming scarcer. Vote at home reduces the need for poll workers and polling stations, while increasing voter convenience.

UPI: Dozens of states tighten election security — by going back to paper

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.

Vox: Voting at home: a simple reform that works wherever it’s tried

Recent experiments in Alaska and Nebraska show vote by mail dramatically increases voter convenience, ensures the security of elections, and saves states and localities money.

Salt Lake Tribune: Vote at home in Utah increases participation among Millennial voters

Utah’s efforts have boosted participation among Millennials and other groups less likely to vote in the past, according to new research released before the state’s 2018 primary election.