Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.
Qualified candidates should receive free or significantly discounted media advertisements. They should also receive reduced postage for mailings.
Governments should set and strictly enforce limits on individual donations to campaigns.
Federal, state, and local governments should maintain substantial penalties for violations of campaign finance laws.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
States should create a transparent and nonpartisan redistricting process.
Policymakers should establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
Policymakers should maximize voter registration, including through automatic voter registration systems.
Policymakers should prohibit ID requirements that discourage or prevent citizens from voting.