New Gallup polling shows solid support:
With the midterm elections less than a month away, large majorities of Americans favor three measures meant to make voting easier: early voting (78% in favor), automatic voter registration (65%) and sending absentee ballots to all eligible voters (60%).
Majorities of Americans also oppose two measures that could make voting harder: removing inactive voters from voter lists (60%) and limiting the number of drop boxes for absentee ballots (59%). One restrictive policy that most Americans (79%) are on board with, however, is requiring photo identification to vote….
Of the six policies tested this year, sending absentee ballot applications to all eligible voters is the most politically polarized. Democrats favor this policy over Republicans by a 61-percentage-point margin, 88% versus 27%. There is a much smaller partisan gap with respect to automatic voter registration, favored by 81% of Democrats and nearly half of Republicans (47%).
Read the full article here. Also, see related Democracy Chronicles articles like those on the Voter Access, Voter Turnout, or even seen our section on American Democracy.
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