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.
Advocating for vote at home solutions is a crucial part of accomplishing our mutual goals of fair, accessible, safe, and equitable elections across the United States. Advocating can be national or local, directed to one decision maker or the broader public, and can be either in person or in the digital world. There are lots of ways to advocate so we made an easy to use guide with customizable resources to make advocating for vote at home policies as easy as possible.
Last year changed American election administration for generations and we believe it will be for the better because it was led by the voters. 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, and the National Vote at Home Institute is uniquely positioned to be a leader for this cause. Our Ten Point Plan for Election Administration lays out exactly how states can become leaders and put voters first.