Our democracy only works when everyone has equal access to the ballot box. Complicated and burdensome voting laws, often disproportionately impacting poor people, young people, and people of color, aren’t just bad practice, but a threat to our representative government.
Congress needs to act to ensure that our ballot box is secure, safe, and simple. To ensure security, each ballot cast should have a paper ballot backup, similar to the changes that Knox County has made. To ensure safety from pandemic and disease, Congress should implement universal, no-excuse vote by mail. To ensure simplicity, every level of government should work together to automatically register & update the voter file.
Let’s ensure our democracy works by ensuring our ballot box is secure, safe, and simple.