For Immediate Release
March 24, 2021
Avoiding regressive policies like those in S90 and enacting crucial policies to protect Floridians is the next step
Tallahassee, FL- The National Vote at Home Institute has released a statement addressing the success of the 2020 election while also looking forward to the new challenges in voting that we face as a nation. Now is not the time for Florida to go backward.
According to recent national polling from Voting Rights Lab (VRL) that included Floridians, the American people are pleased with these policies as well.
CEO, Amber McReynolds and the NVAHI team issued the following as seven clear policies that can be passed to improve voting access in Florida:
- Maintain and improve the single sign-up process for mail-in voting: According to national polling, 74% majority of Americans believe that all voters should have the option of voting using an absentee ballot in future elections, including majorities of Republicans (62%), independents (78%), and Democrats (86%).
- Improve ballot tracking and voter notification: Allowing voters to track their ballot like an Amazon package is also cost-effective and can be seamlessly integrated into many voter registration systems. State bill H 103 would make significant progress in providing ballot tracking for Floridians if passed.
- Create an online mail ballot request system
- Provide postage-paid return envelopes: 73% of Americans support including pre-paid postage on absentee return envelopes. Florida bill H 103 would enact this rule.
- Improve data integrity and infrastructure
- Allow Election Day postmark acceptance: 60% of American’s oppose rejecting ballots mailed before Election Day but arriving later.
- Increase options for ballot return: 70% of Americans approve of changes to increase voting options while only 26% disapprove.
To learn more about The National Vote At Home Institute and how the organization is changing the face of voting rights, visit their website here.