36 states currently allow voters to cast their ballots by mail without an absentee excuse, giving voters the ability to research and complete their ballots in the comfort of their own homes. Many local election offices, however, lack the technological capability to track ballots through the postal system, where ballots are sometimes lost or delayed.
One study of the 2012 elections estimated that as many as 3.9 million ballots requested never reached voters and another 2.9 million ballots received by voters did not make it back to election officials.
Ballot Scout returns confidence to the system, making voting by mail a seamless and reliable service. Ballot Scout helps election offices to add USPS Intelligent Mail barcodes to absentee ballot envelopes, which allows administrators and voters to track every ballot with the same ease as a FedEx package. Designed in collaboration with election offices from across the country, Ballot Scout offers an inexpensive, customizable solution which easily integrates into any existing process. Put simply, transitioning to Ballot Scout brings transparency and accountability to the vote-by-mail process.