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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. 

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.

NY Times: Vote at home eases the process for voters and saves money

After digging into the research, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt concludes that vote at home “eliminates hurdles, like long lines at polling places and logistical difficulties of voting on a workday. (As a bonus, it usually saves money.)”

WTOP: Maryland city is first in state to adopt vote by mail

The city council of Rockville, Md., voted to move its city elections to a vote-by-mail format, meaning voters will receive their ballots by mail starting with the November 2019 election.

Hawaii Civil Beat: Hawaii plans county vote at home pilot in 2020

Kauai County will transition to a vote-at-home system for the 2020 election. Many hope the convenience and cost-savings will encourage the rest of the state to adopt a comprehensive vote-at-home system.  

Anchorage Daily News: Anchorage’s first mail election serves as a blueprint for the state

The success in Alaska’s largest city leaves election officials looking for ways to expand vote at home to the rest of the state.