Vote by Mail Has a Long History in the United States

Postal voting can trace its roots to soldiers voting away from home during the Civil War and World War II. In the late 1800s, some states extended postal voting to civilian voters under certain conditions, but it wasn’t until 2000 that Oregon became the first state to switch to a postal voting system. Here’s everything you need to know about the history of postal voting and postal voting.

What does the Constitution say about voting?

There is no step-by-step guide to voting in the United States Constitution. Article 1, section 4, states that it is for each state to determine “the times, places and manner of holding the elections”. This openness allowed the voting process in the United States to evolve as the country’s needs changed.


Related Posts