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.
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.