“Thanks to absentee ballots, drop-off boxes, curbside voting, people with disabilities turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election”.
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.
COVID-19 is driving up mail-in voting in Canada ahead of Sep. 20 poll and the complicated registration process may dissuade voters.
Backed by a conservative legal group two suburban voters in Milwaukee asked a judge to block the use of ballot drop boxes in Wisconsin.
Voters should be allowed to choose any legal method by which to vote. Notably, all voters should have the freedom to vote by mail.
Nevada has adopted universal mail voting. Election officials have to send out mail ballots to all registered voters before elections.
This legislative session, Massachusetts is poised to make permanent the pandemic-motivated mail-in and early voting procedures.
Last week, Kansas passed new laws restricting mail-in voting, including prohibiting third parties from sending more than ten ballots.
Over 2 in 3 Americans voted using methods the GOP is trying to restrict. This is a finding made by recently published census data.
New Census results show that some demographic groups that voted for Trump were among those most likely to vote-by-mail in 2020.
After Trump pushed the big lie in last year’s election, Republican voters are voicing fresh doubts about absentee and early voting.