A small number of states conduct all-mail elections, where every eligible voter is mailed a ballot without having to request one. Ballots are returned through the mail or to secure ballot drop boxes or election offices. Voters who wish to do so may still cast their ballot in-person at a polling place. All-mail elections allow voters more options to cast their ballot and may increase turnout as well as lower election administration costs.
State conducts all-mail elections
State does not conduct all-mail elections
(42 states + D.C.)
Movement Advancement Project. "All-Mail Voting States." https://www.mapresearch.org/democracy-maps/mail_voting_states. Accessed 12/08/2023.
Breakdown by Population
*Note: These percentages reflect the voting-eligible population, as reported by the United States Election Project.
19 % of voting-eligible population lives in states that conduct all-mail elections
81 % of voting-eligible population lives in states that do not conduct all-mail elections