The advantages of voting by mail include voting from the comfort of your own home, taking your time to fill out your ballot, and having the opportunity to practice social distancing during COVID-19. Voting by mail ensures the safety of voters, and also poll workers. During a global pandemic, such as COVID-19, many voters feel unsafe going to crowded polling places. Vote by mail allows us to make our voices heard without putting ourselves or our families, and others at unnecessary risk.
Absentee voting or voting by mail makes it easy for busy family caregivers and seniors who are hospitalized or have limited mobility to cast their votes in elections. All states allow some form of absentee voting to ensure that people who can’t (or don’t want to) go to their local polling place on Election Day have the opportunity to vote.