Delaware Public Media – Gov. John Carney (D) signed two election reform bills Friday, enabling Delawareans to register to vote on election day and to
What is Vote-at-home (VAH)?
In a vote-at-home elections system, voters are automatically mailed their ballots several weeks before an election — enabling them to vote from the safety and convenience of their homes — and are provided multiple ways to easily return their ballot. Voters also receive electronic notifications from their elections office as to the whereabouts and status of their ballots, and instructions on how to quickly and easily correct any issues.
During the 2020 election, 40% of all voters received and voted their ballots this way, and turnout was the highest it has been in over 120 years. A recent study of mail-ballot use and voter participation found that turnout increased an average of 5.6% during the 2020 presidential election in states that mailed a ballot to every registered voter. The effects of mail-ballot delivery were even greater in jurisdictions with historically low mail-ballot usage, boosting turnout by as much as 8%.
Benefits of VAH
NVAHI Launches State by State Dashboard
Learn more about your state’s vote-at-home policies by using our interactive dashboard.
AP – The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an
Since the reports of Russian interference in the 2016 United States General Election, the security of voting processes has received increased attention from both state
A recent study of mail-ballot use and voter participation found that turnout increased an average of 5.6% during the 2020 presidential election in states that
Much has been written about the success of temporary policies states put in place for mailed-out ballot access during the 2020 election due to the
Many states made policy changes to make it easier to vote in 2020 due to the pandemic, while some states had already provided increased voting
- Kim Wyman, former Washington Secretary of State and NVAHI Circle of Advisors co-chair
With Lori (Augino) at the helm, of the National Vote at Home Institute, state and local election officials can benefit by gaining is able to provide support from one of the most experienced vote-by-mail experts and election officials in the country.”
- Robert Giles, former Division of Elections Director, NJ Department of State
- Julietta Henry, Director of Milwaukee County Elections