Policymakers should maximize voter registration, including through automatic voter registration systems. They should build easy-to-use online voter registration systems.
Policymakers should increase food benefits and expand eligibility for food programs.
Policymakers should prohibit ID requirements that discourage or prevent citizens from voting.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
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. These limits should also apply to joint fundraising and bundled contributions.
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 protect against deceptive or misleading political fundraising practices.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that reintegration programs for people released from the criminal-justice system address the employment, housing and health needs of older adults.