Things are happening fast this election and misinformation is everywhere. The National Vote at Home Institute will be continuously updating our Media Center to give you important and factual information about the election. We have resources including several white papers on how ballot processing works, What happens when someone votes in person after requesting an absentee ballot, our most recent press releases, and much more.
Alongside our partners Ideas42 and We Can Vote, we are running a live fact check portal where you can get access to accurate information in real time. Click below to enter the portal and be sure to bookmark it so you can keep coming back throughout Election Day and beyond as votes are counted.
This video walks you through what happens to ballots from the moment a voter registers through election certification. Feel free to use this youtube video in any stories or reporting to help voters understand the safety and security measures that are baked into vote at home systems.
Just as election officials across the country have been forced to adapt to the ever changing circumstances surrounding the November elections, the media must also adjust its coverage and voters and politicians alike should manage expectations come election night.READ HERE
Here, we walk through the process of what happens after a mail ballot is returned and explain some of the security and processing procedures that keep your ballot safe.READ HERE
By examining vote at home systems in Colorado, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, we are able to better understand why some states will report election results earlier than others in 2020. What’s clear is this: even if it takes longer in some states to get results, it means the system is working.
For a vote by mail system to be efficient and effective, it is not enough for voters to be sent a ballot. States must also provide voters with adequate options for returning those ballots. Whether it’s a secure, video monitored drop box, a drive-up drop off location, a county clerk’s office, or by mail with a visit to your local USPS, voters probably have more options than they realize.READ HERE
States that do pre-processing of ballots will generally have quicker results after the election. In fact, in states with pre-processing, mail-in ballots are often counted and reported first. Provisional ballots, which are often used when a voter requests a mail ballot but votes in person as well as in other circumstances, are also a primary cause of lengthy processing and counting procedures.READ HERE
If you receive a mail ballot, either because you requested it or because your state sent one automatically, do you have to fill it out and send it back? The short answer in nearly all states is no.READ HERE
Once you fill out your ballot at home, there are a number of ways to return it and it looks different in every state. Here we discuss how drop boxes, postage, polling place drop off and more works across the country.READ HERE
We say it all the time: #VoteAtHome fraud is almost nonexistent. Evidence gathered over the ... years—by reliable and non-partisan sources—continues to prove the security and integrity of #VoteAtHome systems🗳 Read a little more about it here👇 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/opinion/election-trump-philadelphia.html