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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.

Colorado Public Radio: How Colorado became one of the most secure states to cast a ballot

The state’s comprehensive vote-by-mail system has increased security with layers of additional checks and balances. Vote at home has also increased confidence in the electoral process.

50 states mapped on continuum of mail-ballot access

This report reviews the array of election laws and practices that govern vote by mail across the states. The goal is to shed light on how voters currently approach voting at home in each state.