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More Nebraska counties opt for All-Mail Elections

The count is now up to 11 counties approved for 2020, with more considering the move.  Some that previously switched report doubling turnout. 

State of Connecticut releases comprehensive “Vote by Mail” report

The 38-page report, with 55 links to primary data sources, serves as both a primer and roadmap for those considering removing barriers to voting by making mailed ballots more accessible. 

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. 

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.