Policymakers should establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
States should create a transparent and nonpartisan redistricting process.
Qualified candidates should receive free or significantly discounted media advertisements. They should also receive reduced postage for mailings.
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 establish independent utility consumer advocate offices on the federal and state level.
Policymakers should adopt programs to help consumer groups take part in regulatory proceedings.
Regulators should be free from conflicts of interest.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.