In 2014, Colorado conducted its first all mail-back partisan election. Pew Charitable Trusts, as a part of a commitment to support more accessible and convenient election procedures in the country, partnered with Ciruli Associates and researchers from the Rice University and other colleges to study Colorado’s mail-back procedures to gauge voter sense of ballot security and convenience and to study cost efficiency.
The study included a large voter telephone survey conducted by Ciruli Associates during the mail-back voting period and shortly after Election Day. More than 1,500 individuals were contacted. As reported last week by Pew, voters stated satisfaction with mail-back voting, but for a variety of reasons, two-thirds (64%) returned the ballots in person. Personal return was convenient in drop boxes or voter centers, and voters were more secure ensuring their ballot was personally delivered.
See Pew Charitable Trusts study here
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