Reforms in the For the People Act are Widely Popular With Both Republicans and Democrats
Many of the legislation’s provisions have already been implemented in states with governors from both parties
WASHINGTON - With nine bipartisan bills, including several provisions that have already been implemented in states with governors from both parties, the For the People Act includes reforms that are broadly popular with Americans across the political spectrum.
- 78% of Americans, including 63% of Republicans, support making early in-person voting available for at least two weeks prior to Election Day. (Pew Research Center, April 2021) The For the People Act would ensure Americans have access to at least 15 days of early voting.
- 61% of Americans support automatic voter registration, which the For the People Act would implement. (Pew Research Center, April 2021)
- 83% of likely voters support public disclosure of contributions to organizations involved in elections, which this legislation would require. (Campaign Legal Center, November 2019)
Additionally, the manager’s amendment introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law, includes improvements that Republican witnesses suggested at the Committee’s hearing on the legislation in March. Specifically, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner testified in support of flexibility in implementation deadlines, making sure voting systems aren’t decertified, and flexibility for rural jurisdictions in same day registration -- all of which are addressed in the substitute amendment.
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