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  • By Ben Weissmann
    Building a Reliable Fax Pipeline with Twilio and AWS to Expand Access to the Ballot Box Building a Reliable Fax Pipeline with Twilio and AWS to Expand Access to the Ballot Box

    At VoteAmerica, we work to help Americans register to vote, and request vote-by-mail (also known as absentee) ballots. We use technology to remove barriers to voting and make sure that everyone can vote safely, easily, and securely.

    The 2020 election will be like no other: with a global pandemic, we anticipate a massive increase in the number of Americans who will vote by mail this November, and we’re making sure that requesting a mail-in ballot is as accessible as possible. Requesting a ballot can be difficult: in many states, you need to print a form, sign it, and mail it -- and very few households have access to a printer, especially with so many people working from home. In 19 states, voters can request a ballot online via an official state system. And 11 more states -- covering over 50 million voters -- allow you to submit a ballot …

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