Public Supportive of Many Voting Reforms

On March 3, 2021, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a bill that would expand voting rights, including same-day voter registration for federal elections, automatic voter registration through state agencies, and a minimum two-week early voting period across all states. While it waits consideration in the Senate, Americans are largely divided across partisan lines about voting practices and eligibility in the United States.

Voter identification requirements are supported by 72% of the public. That popularity is largely driven by support from Republicans, 91% of whom support a requirement that all voters provide photo identification in order to cast their ballot. More than half of Americans support all the reforms asked about except for automatically sending a mail-in ballot to every registered voter. Large partisan differences exist among each of these measures. Other than voter identification requirements, none of the reforms receive majority support from Republicans….[   ]

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