Security

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.

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.

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.