Election Day is just around the corner. Are you ready for large-scale ballot collection? Ballot drop boxes are a convenient option for municipalities and give voters another option for returning their mail-in ballots in a safe and secure way. Not only that, but studies have shown that when ballot drop boxes are available, it increases voter turnout. Let’s answer some common questions about why a ballot drop box can be such an important election tool and why Securr’s ballot drop box is an excellent choice for your next ballot collection.
What is a ballot drop box?
A ballot drop box is a safe and convenient way for voters to return their mail-in ballot instead of dropping it in the mail at the Post Office. These secure, locked devices are operated by election officials and are anchored in place and available 24 hours a day.
Why is a ballot drop box necessary?
Many voters would prefer to deliver their ballots in the ballot drop box than sending them in via the U.S. mail. Voters do not have to worry about making a postmark deadline or whether or not their ballot will be lost in the mail. No stamp is required, and voters can feel confident that their ballot is not being tampered with during delivery. And voters who tend to wait until the last minute will know that they can return their ballots in time so that they’re counted. With many more voters requesting mail-in ballots because of Covid-19, a ballot mailbox offers an unparalleled opportunity for voters to cast their vote without worrying about their health or their ballot.
How many ballot drop boxes are needed?
Another common question is how many ballot drop boxes will be needed for the upcoming election? We recommend that you have at least one ballot drop box at the main building for your municipality. According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, you should have one ballot drop box for every 15,000-20,000 registered voters in your municipality. You may want to include more ballot drop boxes in areas with historically low voter turn out. To get a sense of how many voters use ballot drop boxes, check out this chart that was created by the Washington Secretary of State, where voting by mail has been the primary voting method for more than ten years.
Where should ballot drop boxes be located?
In order to encourage usage, a ballot mailbox should be located in an area that is convenient and accessible to voters. This includes areas near public buildings and public transportation. The area should be secure, well-lit, have parking or drive-through options, contain security cameras, and have high visibility. Consider including a ballot drop box near drop boxes used for paying public utilities or taxes.
Where can I get a safe and secure ballot drop box?
Securr is a ballot box manufacturer and offers a 38-gallon, ADA compliant ballot drop box that includes a heavy-duty liner with lid. The locking loading chute ensures that no ballots will be inserted after the polls close, nor can ballots be removed through the chute. Each box features three locking mechanisms that provide the utmost security. The Securr ballot drop box is made from corrosion resistant galvannealed steel with excellent aesthetics that will offer trouble-free service for many years to come. Find out more about the Securr ballot drop box on our website, or call 888-671-7066 for immediate assistance.
Contact Securr today
Securr is a proud ballot box manufacturer and we are here to help your municipality ensure a safe and secure election. If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 888-671-7066 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re eager to answer all your questions and help you choose a ballot mailbox with confidence.