Since 2000, one-quarter of a billion mailed-out ballots have been cast nationally without significant issues. In 2016, 33 million voters cast ballots that were mailed to them –- roughly a quarter of all votes that year, according to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
Nonprofit Vote provided comprehensive research into the 2018 elections showing the three reforms that had the most positive impact on voter engagement. They were: VAH, Same Day Registration, and Automatic Voter Registration. Read the report.
Research after Colorado’s move to a vote-at-home system in 2014: Overall turnout was up 3.3 percentage points, with the lowest propensity voters over triple the expected rate. Read more.
Research into Utah’s 2016 election with some counties shifted to a vote-at-home system, and others still using a polling-place model. Counties that used the vote-at-home model counties saw 5-7 percentage points higher turnout, with 10 percent higher among 25-34 year-olds. Read more.
Research into down-ballot engagement differences in Utah’s 2016 election between counties with a vote-at-home system and counties that used traditional polling places. Counties with vote-at-home systems showed a 5.5 percentage point increase in turnout in State House races. Read more.
2018 primary turnout results: Vote-at-home-centric states saw a 15 percent higher median turnout than polling-place-centric states. Read more.
2018 midterm turnout results: States that use the vote-at-home system and high absentee system top the results. The top 6 states are either in Step 5 or Step 4 on the vote-at-home scale of mailed-ballot access, which can be seen by clicking here and scrolling to the section “Five Steps towards a Complete Vote-at-Home System.” Read more.
2016 survey of Oregon voters showed 87% with a positive view of the vote-at-home model. Read more.