Maximizing Mail-In Ballot Systems for Increased Turnout and Equity

Maximizing Mail-In Ballot Systems for Increased Turnout and Equity

Session Type(s): Panel

This panel will provide campaigners with tools to best leverage mail-in ballot election system to their campaign’s advantage as well as how to overcome potential obstacles. More and more states across the country are shifting toward election systems that provide voters with ballots via mail. This allows voters more time to research the issues and candidates and flexibility in when and how they cast their votes. However, this type of system has the potential to produce inequitable outcomes in turnout if not structured to maximize flexibility. This panel will equip you with best practices for designing mail (absentee) ballot campaigns.