What is Ballot Harvesting?

Definition and meaning of ballot harvesting: Ballot harvesting is a process in which political campaigns are allowed to collect and submit absentee ballots on behalf of voters. This practice has been increasingly used in recent elections, and while it can increase voter turnout, it also has the potential to be abused by campaigns, leading to voter fraud. In order to ensure fair elections, it is important to have detailed regulations in place for ballot harvesting, such as requiring that all ballots be dropped off at an official polling location, that all ballots be tracked, and that all third parties must be registered and verified with the state. Examples of ballot harvesting include when campaigns send canvassers door-to-door to collect absentee ballots, or when campaigns encourage voters to drop off ballots at a campaign office rather than an official polling location.


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