All voters should be able to cast an absentee ballot (known as no-excuse absentee voting or no-excuse vote-by-mail). Election officials should make absentee voting easy and convenient.
Elections should be administered in a transparent and nonpartisan manner. Poll workers should take training on best practices for ensuring nonpartisanship is upheld during elections.
Qualified voters should not be excluded from voting because of:
State and local policymakers should:
Legislative and regulatory meetings and procedures should promote public participation, be fair, and ensure accountability.
Governments should create and enforce strong ethical standards for government officials. These standards should promote honesty, integrity, and transparency.
Nominees and appointees should be qualified for their chosen roles. They should be committed to the enforcement of the laws they administer or interpret.
Governments should require full and timely disclosures of lobbying activities and expenditures. Restrictions should include provisions such as limits on gifts.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
Policymakers should establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.