Safe Voting Now

Our Solutions

Here are the most important reforms states can enact before November:

Expanded Vote-By-Mail

We’re expecting a larger-than-average demand for mail-in ballots this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and we need to take common sense steps to ensure states are ready to meet it. This means:

  • No-excuse absentee voting — anyone who wants to vote by mail should get to
  • Accepting ballots postmarked by Election Day, so every vote counts
  • Pre-paying postage for mail ballots, so cost isn’t a barrier to voting
  • Letting voters track their absentee requests and mailed-in ballots online
  • Offering sufficient secure dropboxes for voters to submit their ballots conveniently
  • Providing ample opportunities for voters to “cure” their ballots (correct errors)

Better Voter Registration Options

With many DMVs and other government offices closed to the public, it’s important to give eligible citizens other ways to register to vote or update their information. We need:

  • Online Voter Registration so people can get registered safely from home, without having to risk their health.
  • Same Day Registration so voters can register in-person at a polling place on Election Day or during early voting.

Extended Early Voting

States can mitigate crowds and long lines by offering additional early voting hours — spreading out the time that polling places are in use and relieving the demand on Election Day.

Safe In-Person Voting

For anyone who isn’t able or chooses not to vote by mail, we still need the option to vote safely in-person. All in-person voting should adhere strictly to public health and social distancing guidelines — with machines being sanitized after each use, proper masks and PPE for poll workers and voters, and keeping at least 6 feet apart at all times.