Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky just had the largest number of mail-in votes for an election in history. Of course, this was due to the majority of polling places being closed due to COVID-19. Now, a lawsuit has been filed to make the November election entirely vote by mail. Critics say this is just more opportunity for fraud. There’s a reason why we vote in person. It’s much more difficult to commit fraud as voter ID requirements are now in place. There are also fewer steps between the voter and the ballot box and fewer opportunities for error. Consider that Jefferson County disqualified 8000 mail-in votes for various reasons. It’s clear that the best way to make sure that every vote counts and to ensure election integrity to maintain in-person voting.