Safeguard Vote by Mail
It’s not enough to say we need vote by mail. We need to advocate for vote by mail rules that enfranchise all voters.
We’re fighting back in courtrooms across the country to bring about changes in state laws to protect voters in November and for all elections that follow.
Increasingly, we are seeing calls for states to adopt no-excuse absentee and vote by mail.
This is a very important step in ensuring the right to vote, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as with any method of voting, there are safeguards that are necessary to prevent voter disenfranchisement.
Here are the four vote by mail requirements that, at a minimum, states should implement to ensure that eligible voters may fully participate in the election this November.
One thing that all states share going into the 2020 general election is the extent to which the COVID-19 outbreak will change the way Americans vote. The impacts of the COVID-19 virus will affect voters, government officials, and volunteer poll workers alike.
Join the Fight
Elections matter, and all too often, small differences in voting totals can change the course of history.
Every time there is a long line at a polling place, every time a ballot isn’t counted, and every time voting is anything but a straightforward, simple process accessible to all citizens, it’s a threat to our democracy.
Support for free and fair voting should be universal. But the reality is that there are forces actively seeking to undermine our elections by preventing access to the ballot box. They promote unjust laws that are designed to manipulate and suppress who votes. We saw this most recently in Wisconsin, where the Republicans refused to postpone the election in the midst of a global pandemic.