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 8% 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.
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.