Hawaii is likely to move to elections conducted almost entirely by mail as soon as 2020 after a conference committee of state legislators voted.
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 or absence from the locality - although the general public can benefit as well. Also see our section on American democracy or our articles on the Internet and Voting, Military Voting or just general Voter Access.
Indonesians, living overseas like me, were astonished on 11 April 2019, by the discovery of pre-marked ballots in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In year-two of the vote by mail election process, workers are using experience from 2018 to streamline this year’s ballot collection and counting.
In 2018 our Caltech team collaborated in an important election integrity and election performance auditing study with the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
Yesterday, the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) unanimously voted to hold a new election for the 9th Congressional district.
An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election has uncovered a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme”.
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner charged his elections team with finding a way to make voting in the 2018 presidential election easier.
Iowa judge struck down part of 2017 voter ID law dealing with absentee ballots, decision opponents of law say will make it easier for voters to get ballots.
Absentee ballots for persons living overseas at the time of an election could be sent in by fax or email if a new proposal is approved by Georgia lawmakers.
A proposed law requested by Governor Jay Inslee would provide prepaid postage for all election ballots in the state of Washington.