Jimmy Carter on Absentee Ballots


In response to diverse news reports about his views on absentee ballots, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said today, “I approve the use of absentee ballots and have been using them for more than five years.”

President Carter previously endorsed the use of mail in ballots in a May 6, 2020, statement elaborating on the findings of the 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform, which he co-chaired with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III. That statement is here.

The Carter Center recently launched an initiative to strengthen transparency and trust in U.S. elections. Read more here.