Vote At Home, a trade name for the National Vote at Home Institute and its affiliated National Vote at Home Coalition, is an advocacy organization that pushes for a nationwide vote-by-mail electoral system.  The National Vote at Home Institute is the 501(c)(3) educational arm of Vote At Home; the National Vote At Home Coalition it the lobbying arm. The National Vote at Home Institute works to promote the benefits of a vote-from-home system and the National Vote at Home Coalition works to lobby on behalf of a mail-balloting system through the regulatory and legislative processes. 
In its 2019 annual report, Vote at Home outlined its 2020 plans which included “flooding the zone” efforts in key states to expand the use and acceptance of vote-from-home policies.  While its claims that vote-by-mail policies are non-partisan, Vote at Home is a partner of a number of progressive and left-of-center organizations, including Democracy Fund, Common Cause, Nonprofit VOTE, and Rock the Vote.  It is also a partner of Unite America. 
During the 2020 election, National Vote At Home founder Amber McReynolds provided consulting to various state- and county-level governments on implementing mail-in ballots.
In a report sent to the Board of Commissioners in DeKalb County, Georgia, in May 2020, McReynolds called for “purchas[ing] and install[ing] a modern, updated security system with badge access, control logs, and remotely accessed cameras” and “adding cameras to all work areas that can be accessed by appropriate management staff.” 
McReynolds also urged California to implement similar measures. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla praised McReynolds and her colleagues, saying that “their expertise will be invaluable as we work together to meet this moment and keep elections running smoothly during this challenging time.” 
Time magazine reported that McReynolds maintained regular correspondence with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office during the 2020 election.  The state of Georgia has since adopted several of Vote at Home’s key recommendations, including “a new online portal for voters to request absentee ballots, expanded absentee ballot drop boxes, ballot tracking so that voters can follow their ballot’s progress and, crucially, a rule change that allowed county election workers to begin processing absentee ballots 15 days before Election Day.” 
On January 6, 2020, National Vote at Home Institute collaborated with the Center for Civic Design and the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) on three webinars about voting by mail. The webinars were entitled “Implementing envelope best practices,” “Preparing helpful supplementary materials,” and “Integrating low-cost tracking and reporting tools.” The webinars aimed to educate election officials on helping constituents vote by mail. The webinars covered topics such as mail ballots and envelopes, adapting national templates for local needs, the best ways to prioritize information to give to voters, and tools for tracking ballots. 
In March 2021, an investigation by the Wisconsin Spotlight, a project of the right-leaning Empower Wisconsin Foundation, revealed that Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, the Wisconsin state lead for the National Vote at Home Institute, worked as a “grant advisor” for the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL). As a grant advisor, Spitzer Rubenstein leveraged the conditions attached to the grantmaking to exert potentially illegal influence on the administration of elections in Wisconsin’s five largest cities. 
Emails obtained by the Wisconsin Spotlight, showed that CTCL connected multiple city election administrators to Spitzer-Rubenstein before the election, and that he rapidly became the “de facto elections chief,” in many of these cities, particularly in the city of Green Bay.
In the emails, Spitzer-Rubenstein, who has a history of working for Democratic campaigns, asked former Green Bay city clerk Kris Teske if he could help to correct or “cure” absentee ballots with missing signatures or addresses. When Teske denied the request on the grounds of its questionable legality, Spitzer-Rubenstein followed up with Green Bay’s Democratic mayor who pressured Teske to meet with Spitzer-Rubenstein and allow him to help “cure” absentee ballots. Spitzer-Rubenstein tried to assuage Teske’s concerns by assuring her that he had helped write the ballot curing rules for the city of Milwaukee as well. 
Teske complained several times to her superiors that the “grant advisors” did not know Wisconsin’s election laws, that their involvement was likely illegal, and that her concerns were not being taken seriously. Following the unanswered complaints, Teske announced a leave of absence, and submitted her resignation shortly thereafter.
In Teske’s absence, Spitzer-Rubenstein was given control over Green Bay’s election process. Emails show that Spitzer-Reubenstein helped to decide the specifics of ballot handling and transportation rules and had access to the KI Convention Center, where ballots were counted, two days before the election. Emails from the former Brown County Clerk, Sandy Juno, show that Spitzer-Rubenstein was even given four of the five keys to the room where ballots were stored “several days before the election.” As the Wisconsin Spotlight describes it “The city of Green Bay literally gave the keys to the election to a Democratic Party operative from New York.” 
Juno, too, raised concerns about Spitzer-Rubenstein’s unfettered access to the Green Bay election process. Juno later told the Wisconsin Elections Commission that she believed the central count location at the KI Convention Center “was tainted by the influence of a person working for an outside organization affecting the election.” Juno also claimed that, in the months before the election, Green Bay had totally broken off communications with the Brown County Clerk’s Office, and “went rogue.” Immediately following the election, Juno retired from her position in January 2021.
Other emails, also obtained by the Wisconsin Spotlight, show that Spitzer-Rubenstein contacted the city of Wuawatosa’s interim county clerk, Cindi Dluaney, to connect her with Natalia Espina, a Wisconsin leader for Power the Polls, a left-leaning poll worker recruitment group. Espina also serves as the operations director at Voces de la Frontera, a Wisconsin based left-of-center immigration advocacy group.
Amber McReynolds is the chief executive officer of both the National Vote At Home Institute and the National Vote At Home Coalition.  McReynolds previously served as the Director of Elections for Denver, Colorado where she helped write legislation that created same-day election registration and a statewide vote-by-mail system.  McReynolds serves on the board of RepresentWomen, a left-leaning organization that advocates for increased female representation in elected office. 
Philip Keisling serves as chair and director of both the Vote At Home Institute and the National Vote At Home Coalition.  Keisling, a Democrat, previously served as Oregon Secretary of State and in the Oregon House of Representatives.  During his time as Secretary of State, Keisling oversaw state elections and helped to usher in the first vote-by-mail system in the United States.  In addition to supporting vote-from-home,Keisling also supports ranked-choice voting and state-run, taxpayer funded primary elections. 
Stephen Silberstien, a member of the liberal mega-donor group Democracy Alliance, sits on the board of Vote at Home.  Silberstein was a top-20 donor to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s super PAC, Priorities USA Action, and also sits on the board of National Popular Vote, a group which aims to implement a national plurality-at-large election of the President of the United States. 
Vote at Home claims that a vote-from-home electoral system is more secure than traditional elections because it reduces the chance of voter fraud. The organization also argues that voting by mail costs less than traditional elections and that it results in higher voter turnout. 
In March 2020 during an outbreak of pandemic novel coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a bill which would provide $500 million in federal funding to help states set up emergency vote-by-mail systems. Discussing this legislation and how the crisis may negatively impact the 2020 election, Vote At Home president and CEO Amber McReynolds said that a shift to vote-by-mail before the November general election would require state officials to expand their role in handling ballots but that “The logistics involved in that…would crush local elections offices.”  On the same topic, McReynolds has also said that states considering moving to a vote-by-mail system should streamline the process by receiving ballots at a central location and by providing drop boxes to voters with accessibility issues. 
Vote At Home supplies a number of resources on vote-from-home polices, including a state-by-state guide for applying for a mailed-out ballot, a 2020 presidential election primary app,  as well as a reference library.