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.
NY Times: The myth of the hacker-proof voting machine
Simply because electronic voting machines and voting systems aren’t connected to the internet doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable to attack. Time-tested paper ballots are the surest way to secure our elections.
Vox: Voting at home: a simple reform that works wherever it’s tried
Recent experiments in Alaska and Nebraska show vote by mail dramatically increases voter convenience, ensures the security of elections, and saves states and localities money.
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.