Convenience

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.

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.

LA Times: Activists are helping fix the American election system

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.

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.

Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska should explore further options for voting by mail

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.