The benefits of mail voting are numerous, the drawbacks are mostly imaginary. Mail voting must become a national priority.
Absentee and Mail Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
Absentee and mail voting systems are a benefit to people who may not be able to attend a polling station in person, either through a physical disability, absence from the locality, or work requirements - although the general public can greatly benefit as well with easier access to the ballot. Also see our section on American democracy or our articles on the Internet and Voting, Military Voting or just general Voter Access.
Ohio’s restrictive new election law…shortens window for mailed ballots despite no evidence that the extended timeline has led to fraud.
One of the initiatives New York officials are concentrating on is making it simpler to register to cast an absentee ballot.
Data from the March primary shows that just one of the bill’s many provisions caused massive disenfranchisement and major racial disparities.
Democrats in New York State claim that this procedure can boost voter turnout. Republicans in the state instead see “dirty tricks.”
Neither rain nor snow will stop the United States Postal Service from delivering mail, but a poorly designed ballot envelope can.
Florida’s Senate Bill 90 has a clause that expands the public’s ability to weigh in on the approval of signatures for mail-in votes.
A criminal complaint in the Federal District Court states that Louis Koch allegedly got the absentee ballots of famous people as a “hobby.”
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has rejected a GOP-led attempt to prevent implementation of a new mail-in voting law.
Utah is the second-most Republican state. The state had embraced mail voting but things have changed somewhat as from 2020.