Research

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. 

In 2022, fewer than 50% of voters will cast their ballot in a traditional polling booth on Election Day

The trend to Vote at Home, plus early-in-person voting, means the “standard” view of voting needs to change.  

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. 

PEW Research: Vote at Home sees a record 27% of all ballots cast in 2018 midterms

That’s a new US record for ANY election. A full 69% of voters in the West cast their ballots that way vs. just 12% in the Northeast. 

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.