POLICY PAPERS AND BACKGROUNDERS 

We Should Never Have to Vote in Person Again,” by Charlotte Hill, Jacob Grumbach, Adam Bonica and Hakeem Jefferson, The New York Times, May 4, 2020

The DC primary highlights the need for nationwide preparations to vote by mail in November,” Stan Veuger and Daniel Shoag, American Enterprise Institute blog, June 2020

Universal Vote-by-Mail Has No Impact on Partisan Turnout or Vote Share,” Daniel M. Thompson, Jennifer Wu, Jesse Yoder and Andrew B. Hall,  Democracy & Polarization Lab, Stanford University, May 2020

Mail-in ballots, the coronavirus, and a partisan brawl,” Elaine Kamarck, The Brookings Institution, May 2020

Congressional Research Service, “Election 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Legal Issues in Absentee and All-Mail Voting,” 2020 report

U.S. Government Accountability Office, “Issues Related to Registering Voters and Administering Elections,” including an examination of the effect of vote by mail on turnout, 2016 report

 

RESOURCES AND DATA ON VOTE-BY-MAIL SYSTEMS

National Conference of State Legislatures, resources on vote-by-mail elections

Pew Charitable Trusts, 2016 report on Colorado vote-by-mail transition

U.S. Election Assistance Commission, resources on vote-by-mail systems, including a detailed timeline for what officials have to do to expand vote by mail in their state or community

United States Election Project, voter turnout rates from 1787-2018, compiled by Michael P. McDonald at the University of Florida

Election Law Blog, list of COVID-19 election cases, with links to original complaints and outcomes (if available)

Brennan Center for Justice at NY Law, resources from Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program

National Vote at Home Institute, a nonpartisan organization, extensive list of resources and media coverage of vote-by-mail systems

The National Task Force on Election Crises, a nonpartisan group experts in election law and related fields, resources

 

MEDIA COVERAGE OF VOTE-BY-MAIL ISSUES

What voting by mail looks like when it works,” Amber Phillips, The Washington Post, June 2020

Examining the arguments against voting by mail: Does it really lead to fraud or benefit only Democrats?” Amber Phillips, The Washington Post, May 2020

Minuscule number of potentially fraudulent ballots in states with universal mail voting undercuts Trump claims about election risks,” Elise Viebeck, The Washington Post, June 2020

Trump Is Pushing a False Argument on Vote-by-Mail Fraud. Here Are the Facts,” Stephanie Saul and Reid J. Epstein, The New York Times, June 2020

Does Vote-by-Mail Favor Democrats? No. It’s a False Argument by Trump,” Reid J. Epstein and Stephanie Saul, The New York Times, April 2020

The End of the Polling Booth,” Tina Rosenberg of the Solutions Journalism Network, The New York Times, June 2019

Is California’s new voting system a success? We may not know until 2020,” John Myers, Los Angeles Times, April 2019

Voting by Mail Could Be What States Need. But Can They Pull It Off?” Michael Wines, The New York Times, April 2020

States rush to prepare for huge surge of mail voting,” Zach Montellaro and Laura Barrón-López, Politico, April 2020

The truth about vote-by-mail and fraud,” PBS NewHour, June 2020

The Simplest Way to Avoid a Wisconsin-Style Fiasco on Election Day,” Edward B. Foley and Steven F. Huefner, Politico, April 2020