Story Ideas – Six Ways to Cover Vote-by-Mail
We teamed up with Democracy Fund‘s Tammy Patrick to learn more about voting by mail, including what it is, why it’s under attack, and how to cover it. Based on our learnings, here are 6 story ideas about voting by mail. Some of these stories have already started to be covered by major outlets, but we believe they still need more attention, especially at the local level. Below each idea, we have offered context to help you get started with your reporting and explain why this story matters.
- Watch Vote by mail: What it is, why it’s under attack, how to cover it
- Watch our workshop on voting during COVID-19
- Join the Election SOS Switchboard
- Read How to Cover Elections: 4 Tips From an Election Administrator
- Use Common Cause’s Track Your Ballot state by state tool to inform your readers on tracking their mail-in ballots