In a year like none other, election officials, their staff, and countless community members came together to make this historic election happen. Democracy is a team sport and that has never been more true than this year. Voter interest in mail ballots soared as fears of the virus grew, and the National Vote at Home Institute worked diligently to present best practices and innovative solutions to aid states in a successful vote by mail expansion for both voters and administrators. Here you'll find our assessment of how 2020 went and what we can do in 2021 to make elections even better.
In March of 2020, we released a Policy Analysis to help policymakers and advocates better understand their existing vote at home infrastructure. In our 2020 Policy Retrospective, we will take a look at several states that adopted some of our policy recommendations to see what worked and what did not.
Our 2020 Wrap Document answers the fundamental question: What happened in the American Elections this year? We review the pandemic primaries, the general election, and the surge in mail voting. You can also find crucial information about the record voter turnout, and our key takeaways heading into 2021.
Last year voters led changes to their election administration we believe will positively impact generations to come. By solidifying gains made in mailed ballot administration and access, we can continue to improve the equitability and security of the nation’s election system. Our Ten Point Plan for Election Administration lays out exactly how states can become leaders and put voters first.