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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support National Standard for Elections

By Aviva Shen on November 16, 2012 at 10:50 am

"Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support National Standard for Elections"


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After an Election Day fraught with long lines, confusing ballots and logistical chaos in many states, a poll by the MacArthur Foundation finds that a whopping 88 percent of Americans support the establishment of national standards for elections. A national framework would determine polling hours, voter eligibility requirements, and ballot design across the board. Regardless of party affiliation, gender, ethnicity, or income level, a majority of respondents were strongly supportive of such reforms, with a smaller percentage saying they were somewhat supportive. The poll also found that 64 percent of people were more concerned about eligible voters being denied the opportunity to vote than ineligible voters casting votes illegally.

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