Federal, state, and local governments should maintain substantial penalties for violations of campaign finance laws.
Policymakers should expand disclosure requirements for all funds spent on elections or ballot initiatives.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
Policymakers should maximize voter registration, including through automatic voter registration systems.
Policymakers should prohibit ID requirements that discourage or prevent citizens from voting.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
Qualified voters should not be excluded from voting because of:
Congress should guarantee the residents of the District of Columbia full rights to vote for representation in Congress.
Legislative and regulatory meetings and procedures should promote public participation, be fair, and ensure accountability.
Governments should create and enforce ethical standards for government officials. These standards should protect against conflicts of interest.