April 26, 2021

Position Paper: Protecting the Right to Vote

During 2020, 158.4 million Americans, or 66% of registered voters — a record number — voted in the Presidential election. The election also saw record vote by mail numbers, with 46% of voters casting their ballots by mail, up from 25% in the 2016 election. However, in the aftermath of the 2020 elections, state legislatures around the country are proposing legislation that would make it more difficult to cast a ballot.

Forty-three state legislatures have introduced over 250 bills to restrict voting access in a number of ways including limits to voting by mail, increased voter ID requirements, elimination of drop
boxes to return mail ballots and restrictions to in-person early voting.

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