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Election 2020: Vote by Mail? (Grade 10)

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Election 2020: Vote by Mail?

Vote by mail has been used in the U.S. since
  1. 1776.
  2. 1812.
  3. 1860.
  4. 1972.
One-fourth of ballots cast in 2018 were mailed in.
  1. True
  2. False
Does vote by mail increase the chances of election fraud?
  1. Yes.
  2. No.
  3. It depends on who you ask.
A(n)                        voter is more likely than a(n)                        voter to support vote by mail.
  1. older; younger
  2. Republican; Democratic
  3. Democratic; Republican
  4. frequent; first-time
Use the Heritage Foundation's database ( to describe one instance of election fraud.

Supporters of the mail-in ballot process say because vote by mail is more convenient, it allows for more voter
  1. disinterest.
  2. consideration.
  3. information.
  4. participation.
Those opposed to mail-in ballots say the process substantially                 the risk of election fraud.
  1. increases
  2. decreases
In four steps, describe how mail-in ballots work.

Typically, what types of people use mail-in ballots?
  1. American students attending college in a foreign country
  2. Americans working abroad
  3. overseas military personnel
  4. all of the above
According to some supporters of mail-in ballots, what is one problem with Election Day being on a weekday?

Give your opinion about this issue. Do you think mail-in ballots should be expanded, or do you think vote by mail increases the chance of election fraud? Explain why you have that opinion.

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