Republicans and Democrats alike want fair elections in which we can all be confident that every vote will be counted. We can ensure the integrity of our democracy and simultaneously simplify voting by adopting a practice already used by many states: universally available drop-box voting.
Drop boxes could be placed throughout the U.S. at each polling place, when it is open for voting during early or extended voting or on Election Day. And, if election authorities made ballots available for pick up as well as deposit, even better, as more people will be encouraged to vote. This is not simply about voting logistics. It is a prescription for expanding electoral participation while diminishing the reliance on the foundering U.S. Postal Service.