Covid-19 has one silver lining
Election officials in both parties are looking for the funds necessary to support vote by mail before November. (Of course, Trump and his Republicans oppose the use of mail-in ballots, no surprise.)
How does vote by mail affect voting?
In Pennsylvania, in 2016, the turnout for people who voted by mail was 24% higher than other voters. In 2018, the vote by mail turnout went up to 33% higher. According to Swing Left research, infrequent Democratic voters in Florida who register to vote by mail have a 60% greater likelihood of voting
That’s key: Vote by mail increases voting among specific populations that would likely vote Democrat: young, low-propensity, marginal, disabled, and turned-off voters. It also goes without saying that vote by mail is the perfect antidote to voter suppression tactics, including the reduction of polling locations, long lines, voter ID challenges, and harassment.
Join any of the vote by mail events listed here.