Security

What if 25 million MORE ballots were cast?

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.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania should transition to vote-at-home system

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

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.

Delaware Online: Paper ballots could make Delaware voting safer and cheaper

Delaware Online: Paper ballots could make Delaware voting safer and cheaper

The state’s General Assembly established an Election Equipment Selection Task Force charged with exploring new voting systems. But the task force chose to only to review machines, missing one of the best alternatives that can help ensure security in our elections: the paper ballot.

UPI: Dozens of states tighten election security — by going back to paper

UPI: Dozens of states tighten election security — by going back to paper

Election authorities across the United States are taking steps to make sure that balloting is secure and free of foreign influence. Although some jurisdictions have opted for electronic voting machines, fears about vulnerabilities are turning eyes back to paper ballots.

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

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.